Years ago, The Senior List wrote about the need for more medical alert devices to work outside the home. Traditional medical alert systems worked (mostly) over traditional phone lines. These systems tethered the user to the home or the yard (at best).
Today, many folks are moving away from “land lines” and over to cellular networks for improved mobility inside and outside the home. Recognizing a need for increased mobility, progressive medical alert system providers like SecuraTrac, Verizon Wireless and GreatCall are offering truly mobile solutions that offer more than landline-based systems.
The new must-have medical alert system features include GPS monitoring, hearty battery life, medication reminders, access to nursing staff, and more. The Senior List has been following the medical alert system market for a number of years now, and we like where this is going (finally)!
Check out our product reviews of the currently available medical alert systems. We've previewed the traditional products as well as the newer cell-based mobile systems. There's room for everybody in this growing market. There's a place for both land-line based systems AND cellular based medical alert systems. Competition in this space is welcome, and it will continue to drive manufacturers to innovate and get better. This market will be a lot of fun to watch in the coming years…