Best Medical Alert Systems for the Disabled

Choosing the right medical alert system for a disabled loved one can be challenging. We take a look at the top medical alerts and see how they can protect people with disabilities.

If you’re a caregiver for a disabled senior, it’s natural to worry about the additional challenges your loved one faces. You want to be sure that even when you’re not around, they will be safe and able to get help if they need it.

We recommend a medical alert for all seniors, especially those living alone. The reasonable cost is more than worth the peace of mind that comes from knowing help is only ever a button away. For seniors who have a disability, a medical alert device means someone has their back at all times.

To learn more about this lifesaving technology, check out my guide to medical alert systems for seniors.

How We Chose the Best Medical Alerts for Seniors With Disabilities

Companies evaluated 15
Hours of research 120+
Hours of product testing 400+
Ranking criteria 5
Finalists chosen 3

While almost any medical alert bracelet can help those with disabilities, there are a few key traits we looked for when testing and choosing the best systems overall:

List of the Best Medical Alert Systems for the Disabled

Top Picks for Medical Alert Systems for Disabled Seniors

1. Bay Alarm Medical - Best Overall Systems

Bay Alarm Medical
4.9 / 5
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What We Like Most:
  • 30-day risk-free trial
  • Optional fall detection
  • Location tracking on mobile units
  • Plans start at $21.95/month

Overview

Bay Alarm Medical
The Bay Alarm Medical In-Home + GPS Button includes a base unit, a help button (bracelet shown here), and a mobile unit that operates on a rechargeable battery.

Bay Alarm Medical offers a wide range of medical alerts, from their traditional home medical alert system to their SOS medical alert watch. For people with disabilities, however, I’d recommend checking out their In-Home + GPS system.

For $39.95 per month, the Bay Alarm In-Home + GPS system includes a traditional base station and help button combination. This can help keep you safe in the home, especially with the addition of fall detection. Additionally, this system includes a GPS-enabled mobile unit. Not only can you use the GPS button to make calls from any place that has a cellular signal, it can also accurately report your location to both loved ones and first responders.

Bay Alarm Medical prices start at $21.95 per month for the basic in-home system; with fall detection, it costs an additional $10 per month.

To learn more about my experience with this system, check out my Bay Alarm Medical reviews.

Pros
  • One-time $35 fee for additional help buttons
  • $15 per month for additional fall buttons
  • 1,000-foot in-home range
  • Two U.S.-based monitoring centers
  • 32-hour in-home backup battery
  • Water-resistant devices
Cons
  • Equipment fees for some systems
  • Extra cost for fall detection

2. Aloe Care Health - Advanced Voice Commands

4.4 / 5
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What We Like Most:
  • Sophisticated voice commands
  • Wall-mounted fall detection
  • Motion sensors with activity monitoring
  • Helpful caregiver app

Overview

Aloe Care Health
The smart hub, included with all of Aloe Care Health’s home systems, features voice commands, motion sensors, and buttons that can be used to contact emergency help or loved ones.

A newcomer in the world of medical alerts, Aloe Care Health makes voice-activated medical alerts that are ideal for those prone to forgetting their help buttons. For people with disabilities, I’d recommend one of their premium systems that includes motion sensors and a mobile unit.

The Aloe Care Health Total Care Package includes a base unit, help button, mobile unit, wall-mounted fall sensor, and two motion sensors. While this system costs $299.99 for the equipment and a monthly $49.99, it’s hard to think of a better way to keep someone safe in every room and even outside. Users can place emergency calls through either the help button, by voice commands, or even through the wall-mounted fall detection.

What’s more, with each Aloe Care system, caregivers can keep track of their loved ones through the Aloe Care Health app. This app, in addition to notifying you of activity levels (through the motion sensors), can also be used to place check-in calls directly to the user’s system. I found this particularly helpful for non-emergency communication.

Aloe Care Health prices are a bit higher than other systems on this list, starting at $24.99 per month with a $99 equipment fee. However, their products are ideal for keeping people safe in and out of their homes.

To learn more about my experience with Aloe Care Health, check out my Aloe Care Health review.

FYI: CVS has now begun selling Aloe Care Health products under their brand. To learn more about these medical alert systems, check out my CVS Health Symphony review.

Pros
  • Voice-activated calls
  • Non-emergency call capabilities
  • Activity, temperature, and air quality monitoring
  • No long-term contracts
  • Affordable mobile system
  • Detailed app for caregivers
  • Fall detection at no extra cost
Cons
  • Higher start-up costs
  • No spouse monitoring

3. Medical Guardian - Best GPS System

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4.8 / 5
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855-958-3692
What We Like Most:
  • Excellent customer service
  • No long-term contracts or setup fees
  • $10 per month for extra fall detection
  • GPS location technology
  • Activity monitoring

Overview

Medical Guardian Active Guardian
Medical Guardian’s Active Guardian contains a help button, speakerphone, GPS, and fall detection, all built into one wearable unit.

When it comes to medical alert systems, Medical Guardian has long been one of our favorites. They offer medical alert devices for just about any need, from their basic landline system to their advanced smartwatch, the Freedom Guardian.

For people with disabilities, I would recommend the Active Guardian, Medical Guardian’s premier mobile system. This system features fall detection, a speakerphone, GPS, and a help button all built into one compact device. What’s more, this device’s battery lasted me for six days before I needed to recharge it –– one of the longest battery lives I’ve seen on a medical alert.

Medical Guardian costs a bit more than the average medical alert system, with their basic, in-home system starting at $29.99 per month, and the Active Guardian starting at $44.95 per month. Both systems also require an additional $10 monthly for fall detection. Still, it’s hard to beat this level of quality, both in terms of the equipment and the professional monitoring.

To learn more about this company, check out my Medical Guardian reviews.

Pros
  • All-in-one mobile system
  • Landline and cellular options
  • Smartwatch option
  • Accurate location tracking
  • Fall detection available on most systems
  • No long-term contracts
  • Free month of service on annual subscriptions
  • Up to seven-day mobile battery life
Cons
  • Occasional false alarms with fall detection
  • Limited activity monitoring
Written By
Amie Clark

Amie has been writing about senior care products and services for the last decade. She is particularly passionate about new technologies that help improve the quality of life for seniors and their families. Seeing her parents and grandparents age made Amie ask herself, “Would this be good enough for my loved ones?” In her spare time, Amie enjoys outdoor adventures and spontaneous road trips. Learn more about Amie here