There’s a lot that can go wrong when seniors are left to fend for themselves. From falls to forgetting to take medications, it can be hard to take care of seniors, especially when you don’t live with them. Having worked with older adults for the majority of my career, I’m very familiar with medical alert systems and have tested out all of the most popular brands on the market. And medical alert systems are becoming more and more popular in general; in fact, the industry is estimated to be worth $9.6 billion by 2025.
In this review, I’m testing out LifeFone, a company that’s been around since the days of disco. They first launched in 1976, but don’t worry; they’ve made technological advancements since then. Today, I’m checking out the At-Home and On-The-Go GPS with automatic fall detection. Now, LifeFone’s At-Home medical alert device comes as a wristband or pendant, but I tried out both and found that they’re basically foolproof, a necessity for this reviewer. Overall, I found that LifeFone delivered on its promise to give seniors independence with a minimum amount of fuss. Plus, LifeFone didn’t dent my wallet too badly with upfront costs like activation and equipment fees, although there were add-ons available, but I’ll get to that later. Here’s everything you need to know to decide if LifeFone is right for you and your family.