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Best Medical Alert Systems in Boise, ID

Nov. 19, 2019, 10:57 p.m.

As people age, they face an increased likelihood of medical emergencies. Medical alert systems can notify both family members and emergency authorities within seconds, allowing people to receive the help they need. Our partners at ConsumerAffairs researched the best medical alert systems in Boise for your or a loved one’s safety.

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Medical Guardian

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Medical Guardian
Medical Guardian
Features
  • Available in Boise
  • 24/7 monitoring center
  • Rates start at $29.95
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LifeFone
LifeFone
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  • Available in Boise
  • 40+ years of reliable experience
  • No activation or equipment fees
  • Lifetime subscriber price guarantee
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Mobilehelp
Mobilehelp
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  • Available in Boise
  • FDA-registered company
  • No long-term contracts
  • Plans from $19.95/mo.
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(800) 803-4616
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LifeStation
LifeStation
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  • Available in Boise
  • No long-term contract
  • Starting at $25.95/mo
  • 24/7 monitoring
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Medical Alert
Medical Alert
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  • Available in Boise
  • FDA registered
  • Plans from $19.95/mo.
  • No long-term contracts
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(800) 800-9561
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Philips Lifeline
Philips Lifeline
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  • Response associates available 24/7
  • 12-second average answer time
  • Lifeline-owned response center in North America
  • Available in Boise
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How to choose a medical alert system in Boise

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The elderly and those with disabilities in Boise can more easily remain independent and active by using medical alert systems. More than 15 percent of Boise’s population is older than 65, and more than eight percent of the city’s population under 65 is disabled. Together, this means nearly a quarter of Boise’s residents would benefit from the security provided by medical alert systems.

When choosing a Boise medical alert system, decide which features are a must-have and consider the following:

  • Is it wearable? There are medical alert systems that can be worn as a wristwatch or a necklace to make sure you always have a way to receive help.
  • Is it waterproof? It may be best to find a medical alert system that can handle getting wet due to Boise’s unpredictable and constantly changing weather.
  • What is the battery life? While Boise doesn’t see a large number of power outages, there are times that it does. Always keep an extra set of batteries around just in case.
  • Does it require a landline/wall mount? While some models may connect through a landline phone connection, others may use Wi-Fi to communicate with help. Depending on what services you have in your home, one may be easier for you.
  • Can family members connect to the service through smart devices? If there is a Wi-Fi feature on the medical alert system, you may be able to access an associated app on your smartphone. Family members may be able to connect through this same app to provide additional security.
  • How far-reaching is the connection? The range of medical alert systems may vary from 250 feet to up to 1,000 feet from the base. Choose how much range you need to make sure you can always receive help.
  • Is there a risk-free trial? Many medical alert system companies offer an initial risk-free trial and don’t force any long-term commitments on their customers.
  • Is it covered by insurance? Check with your provider. While Medicare Part B and many insurance companies do not cover medical alert systems, some programs do.

How you pay for your medical alert system may depend on the type you choose. Monitored systems usually require a monthly subscription fee, while unmonitored systems generally have a one-time equipment fee.

Depending on your plan, an emergency alert will go to a family member (or caregiver) or directly to emergency responders. Devices with fall detection will automatically send an alert rather than have you manually activate the device to call for help.

Medical Guardian

Medical Guardian

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Medical Guardian is a quality medical alert system that you wear like a wristwatch. Boise customers enjoy the features and options the company offers, including waterproof devices and options between in-home and on-the-go devices. They offer individual and family plans.

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LifeFone

LifeFone

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With no equipment or activation fees, LifeFone is appealing to households on a budget and with more than one person because spouses are added to the system for free. LifeFone offers coverage even in rural areas. Customers appreciate the locked-in rate and ease of cancelling service, if necessary.

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Mobilehelp

Mobilehelp

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With real-time location tracking and medical monitoring for homebound and active seniors, MobileHelp gives Boise residents a broad range of options. Customers in Boise praise their text feature, which sends a notification to authorized family members if an emergency is triggered.

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LifeStation

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LifeStation is a great product if you’re working with a budget. They offer low monthly rates, a 30-day, risk-free trial period and a variety of discounts. Boise customers have praised the quality of the device and the help it provides them and their relatives.

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Medical Alert

Medical Alert

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Although there are some mixed reviews concerning unexpected fees and their cancelation policy, Medical Alert offers low-cost payment options and an array of different devices designed to fit your lifestyle. Customers in Boise have also praised their friendly staff.

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Philips Lifeline

Philips Lifeline

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Founded in 1974, Philips Lifeline has the largest subscriber base in the United States. Customizable programming is available for active seniors, homebound seniors and seniors with chronic conditions (called CareSage). CareSage uses predictive analytics so caregivers can take preventive action. In addition to at-home and on-the-go systems, Philips Lifeline offers medication dispensing tools, too.

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