Medical Alert Systems for the Elderly

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Medical Alert Systems for Seniors

Medical alert systems can give seniors and their loved ones peace of mind by providing an easy way to call for help and ensuring they will be taken care of in the event of injury. There are a number of medical monitoring devices geared toward seniors with various needs, and here are a few of the top choices, brought to you by the senior care experts at Philadelphia Home Care.

Medical Guardian

This medical alert system is comprised of discreet pendant buttons and a far-reaching console that can protect users within a range of 1,300 feet. A 32-hour battery powers the Medical Guardian’s base unit, and it comes withboth in-home and GPS-enabled components.

Bay Alarm Medical

The Bay Alarm Medical system protects users within a range of 1,000 feet, and it works through exterior walls so seniors can stay safe while outdoors. The device also includes a GPS-enabled button so users can travel further from home.


This device gives users a base model with a range of 480 feet and waterproof pendants. LifeFone also comes with highly visible help buttons that can be attached to walls in areas where accidents are more likely to occur, such as a staircase or porch.

GreatCall Splash

The GreatCall device come with unlimited range GPS technology and mobile, single-button pendants. This system is also compatible with the Link app, which enables family members toeasily check on the status of their loved one.


The Alert1 medical monitoring device offers users home, mobile, and fall detectionalerts, allowing them to get help even if they aren’t home or can’t reach their help button.


LifeStation is tailored to users both at home and on the go. There is a wireless system for seniors without landlines, and a GPS-enabled service that allows users to take the LifeStation with them wherever they go. The base model has a range of 500 feet.

Whichever medical monitoring device you and your loved one decide on, the peace of mind each system offers can be well worth the investment. Help ensure additional safety for your loved one when he or she is living alone by hiring a professional caregiver. At Home Care Assistance, we offer live-in and part-time hourly care in Philadelphia, and our caregivers can assist with any mobility challenges, provide transportation, and run important errands for your loved one. All of our senior care services are guaranteed for 100% satisfaction, and we never require any long-term contracts. Call a Care Manager today at (215) 645-4663 for more information.


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