Medical Guardian Review

Medical Guardian is a great choice for active seniors and older couples living alone. You do have to make a three-month commitment at first, but plans become much more flexible thereafter.

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The Good

Prices locked in

When you purchase a medical alert system from Medical Guardian, you’re locked in at that particular price for as long as you’re a customer. This means you don’t have to worry about your costs going up in the future, which many times makes a medical alert system unexpectedly unaffordable. A guarantee like this is pretty rare in the medical alert system industry and, therefore, extremely valuable. If you plan on having the system for a long time, you’ll almost certainly save some money by locking in on today’s rate.

Mobile alert unit available

If you frequently travel outside your home, you may want to invest in a mobile alert system instead of a traditional one because it protects you wherever you go. The mobile alert unit available from Medical Guardian has GPS technology built in so the monitoring center knows just where to direct emergency services if you need them. It also has a speaker right in the unit so you’re able to communicate your problem to the Medical Guardian representative. Going with the mobile option costs you a little more but, as with Medical Guardian’s in-home unit, there’s no charge for activating the service and no long-term contracts.

Fall detection button option

If you’re willing to pay a little extra for the added security, you can purchase a fall detection pendant in addition to your traditional pendant or watch alert button. This fall detection button is waterproof and holds an 18-month battery life so you don’t have to worry about charging it frequently. If you have this pendant on you when you fall, it automatically triggers a call to Medical Guardian’s monitoring center and a representative assists you from there.

Multiple ways to purchase

Medical Guardian lets you make your purchase over the phone or online, whichever is more convenient for you. It’s fairly common in the medical alert system industry to require potential customers to speak to a representative in order to complete your purchase. This is a good option to have if you have questions about the product you’d like answered, but buying online may be a quicker solution. The whole process can be completed fairly easily. Just fill in the information about the person ordering the unit and the person purchasing it, enter in payment information, and choose any accessories you want. Your system then ships the same day.

Two alert buttons with purchase

If you purchase a Medical Guardian medical alert system online, you automatically get two alert buttons as part of your purchase. This gives you the option to change how you’d like to wear your alert button whenever you want. It’s also perfect for households with more than one person who uses the medical alert system. You normally have to pay extra in order to get a second button, but Medical Guardian doesn’t require this of their online customers.

The Bad

Initial three-month contract

Medical Guardian requires you to make a three-month commitment when you sign up, though after that you can opt for a month-to-month contract. This shouldn’t be a problem for most people since medical alert systems are typically purchased with the idea that they’ll be used for a long period of time. However, if you’d like to avoid any contracts at all, seeking out another company like Rescue Alert may be a preferable move.

The Details

Provider Details

  • Activation Fee: None
  • Annual Price: $329.45 - $549.45
  • Availability: Nationwide
  • Medical Device Range: 400-600 ft
  • Monthly Price: $29.95 - $49.95
  • Quarterly Price: $89.85 - $149.85
  • Sign Up Options: Phone, Online

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