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Find the Best Medical Alert Systems in Baltimore, MD

Medical alert systems provide peace of mind to the elderly, physically disabled and their families. These devices contact emergency services with the push of a button — or even automatically — and have other advanced features. To find products with the ideal combination of reliability, functionality and affordability, we researched the best medical alert systems in Baltimore.

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#1 OUR FAVORITE
Medical Guardian
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  • Lifetime warranty on equipment
  • Fall detection systems
  • Free equipment & activation
  • Available in Baltimore

Help when you need it!

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#2
Medical Alert
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  • 24/7 response & support center
  • Stays on the line until help arrives
  • Free second button
  • Available in Baltimore

Medical alerts for seniors starting at $19.95/month with ranges up to 600 feet and backup battery life up to 30 hours. Add fall detection for an extra $10/month.

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#3
LifeFone
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  • Equipment range up to 1,300 ft.
  • Lifetime subscriber price lock
  • Waterproof pendants or wristbands
  • Available in Baltimore

Medical alerts systems start at $24.95/month with no equipment fees. In-home base station ranges up to 1,300 feet, and the mobile battery life lasts up to 42 hours. Fall detection is optional for an additional for $5/month. Provides free protection for spouses with basic monitoring services.

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#4
Philips Lifeline
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  • Response associates available 24/7
  • 12-second average answer time
  • Available in Baltimore
  • Pay month-to-month, no long-term contract
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#5
Mobilehelp
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  • GPS tracking & fall detection
  • 30-day risk-free trial
  • Systems for home & on-the-go
  • Available in Baltimore

At-home medical alert systems with a 600-foot range start at $19.95/month. Mobile systems with up to two-day backup battery start at $24.95/month. Fall detection available for an additional $10/month.

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LifeStation
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  • Starting at $19.95/mo.
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
  • No long-term contracts
  • Available in Baltimore

Prices start at $19.95/month for in-home medical alert system and mobile systems with GPS. Optional fall detection is available for $7/month.

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How to choose a medical alert system in Baltimore

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There are more than 75,000 seniors living in Baltimore, many of them active and living independently. Nearly as many individuals under 65 are living with a disability. Both groups benefit from medical alert systems, which connect users to lifesaving assistance instantly.

Medical alert systems range from basic, in-home models that work over landlines to mobile, GPS-enabled devices operating on cellular networks. Each is either monitored 24/7, meaning it connects to an operator who is trained to dispatch medical professionals, or unmonitored, cycling through a list of personal contacts.

Medical alert system features

Feature Type of user Details
Alert button Any user Push of button connects user with help
Fall detection Prone to fall Automatically detects a fall and connects user with help
Medical monitoring Wants vitals monitored Monitors vitals like blood pressure and heart rate
GPS location services Leaves home often Tracks location in case of emergency
Fitness monitoring Physically active Counts steps and calories
Medication reminders Likes or needs notifications to take medications Programs multiple reminders for times and dosages
Waterproof Anyone Bathe wearing the device

Medical alert systems work best when features are compatible with the user’s lifestyle and home. Many companies have online risk assessments that help you determine which product is appropriate.

How much is a medical alert system in Baltimore?

Monitored medical alert systems come with a monthly fee — starting between $20 and $30 — and may require a contract. Equipment is commonly offered at no charge. An unmonitored system usually has only an upfront charge, starting around $200.

Generally, Medicare and health insurance will not help cover the cost, but long-term care insurance may. Call your provider to ask. Before purchasing a medical alert system, make sure to ask about a discount if you a member of AARP or a similar organization.

Most systems are self-installable and come with easy-to-follow instructions. Many also include a risk-free trial period with a money-back guarantee.

Medical Alert Systems Reviews

Medical Guardian

Medical Guardian gives customers options, including multiple in-home and on-the-go systems with features like water-resistance, extended battery life, unlimited range and fall detection. Visit the website to take a short survey that matches you with the alert system. Consultants are also standing by seven days a week to help customers customize a plan. Reviewers praise Medical Guardian for helping them feel safe and secure.

Medical Guardian Learn More (800) 863-6980

Medical Alert

Medical Alert has options for everyone, including at-home and on-the-go systems and automatic fall detection. There’s no charge for equipment or activation and no necessary long-term commitment. Multiple professionally-staffed monitoring centers operate 24/7. Customers can try any plan risk-free for 30 days. Many reviewers give MedicalAlert five stars and recommend the company to others.

Medical Alert Learn More (800) 800-9561

LifeFone

Protect your household for under $1 per day with LifeFone. A monthly subscription includes activation, equipment, spouse protection and a locked-in lifetime rate. Add extra features like fall detection. Customers in Maryland said they liked LifeFone’s value and the ease of purchase from the knowledgable representatives.

LifeFone

Philips Lifeline

HomeSafe and GoSafe pedants and wristbands by Philips are water resistant and have automatic fall detection. Response associates, based in the U.S. and Canada, are available 24/7/365. The average answer time is 12 seconds and the average tenure of associates is seven years. Founded in 1974, Philips Lifeline was a pioneer of medical alert device technology and remains a leader today.

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LifeStation

LifeStation offers in-home systems that work over a landline or cellular network, plus GPS-enabled mobile devices. Fall detection is available as an add-on. Equipment is easy to use, and services come with 24/7 support. Customers don’t have to sign up for a long-term contract and never pay hidden fees. Visit the LifeStation website to see answers to many commonly asked questions or call anytime for additional information. May satisfied users give this company five stars.

LifeStation