There are a number of new offerings from Life Guardian these days. Today you can choose from a traditional pendant style in-home panic buttons or a new GPS enabled cellular phone with fall detection technology. Other offerings include the talk thru wireless phone pendant (called the Sentry), and over-the-phone assistant services.
Product Info: LifeGuardian Medical Alert System
- Name: LifeGuardian Medical Alert System
- Website Info: www.lifeguardianmedicalalarms.com
- Auto Fall Detection: Available on gps enabled phone (not on other products)
- Equipment Cost: $199
- Monthly Cost: $24
- Features: Belt Clip, Wrist Band, and Pendant Alert Buttons, Water Proof Alert Buttons, Wireless, 24/7 Monitoring, Equipment Purchase or Rental Options, gps enabled phone (with fall detection)
Product Review: Life Guardian Medical Alert
The LifeGuardian Medical Alarm System is a traditional Medical Alert System (or PERS) and they’ve been around for over 20 years. They don’t offer “automatic fall detection” outside of their cellular phone product, but they do offer a wide variety of mobile alert options including a wristband, a belt clip, or a pendant (all waterproof) style panic buttons. You can purchase or rent the equipment and mobile devices with pricing plans dependent on the term/commitment (none longer than a year) with no cancellation fees. Roaming up to 600 feet away from base stations.
The Bottom Line: LifeGuardian
LifeGuardian has 4 basic options to consider when looking for a medical alert system: 1. Traditional in-home Medical Alert System (Pendant + Base Unit connected to call center). 2. Talk Thru 2-Way Voice Pendant (talk thru Pendant + Base Unit connected to call center). 3. GPS Enabled Cell Phone with Fall Detection (Cell Phone only). 4. Emergency Phone Dialers (Pendant + Base Phone Unit dials pre-programed list of contacts- no call center). We like the list of choices here… Options are good. We’ll interview the company in a subsequent review. If their customer service and product performance is up to par, we’ll add them to our list of Senior List Preferred Providers.
We’d like to hear from you. If you have experience with any of LifeGuardian’s medical alert options, let us know what you think in the comments section below.