- High costs: Most medical alert systems cost about $30 to $40 per month, with affordable medical alert systems available for as low as $19.95 per month. Life Alert costs a minimum of $49.95 per month, in addition to a $96 activation fee.
- Lengthy contracts: While most medical alert systems allow you to cancel your service at any time, Life Alert locks you into a three-year contract, which is practically unheard of in this industry. The only ways to get out of your contract are through death or transition to a 24/7 care facility.
- No automatic fall detection: When it comes to Life Alert, most of my gripes are with the price; however, they are also one of few companies not to offer a medical alert with fall detection. If your loved one should fall and be unable to push their help button, they’ll have no way of contacting help.
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