Recommended Providers: In-Home Medical Alert Systems

An in-home medical alert system is an emergency communication system that works exclusively inside your home. Our team has researched the best in-home medical alert systems for 2017. See the latest reviews, unique features, comparisons, costs and more.
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    ☆ 2017 InHomeSafetyGuide Editor’s Choice ☆

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  • Pros

  • From $25.95/mo. Chosen by 90% of IHSG visitors
  • Best overall customer service and shopping experience
  • Full transparency. No contracts, hidden fees or gimmicks
  • Family-owned and operated with 7 decades of experience
  • Cons

  • No refunds if you purchase a discounted plan and cancel early

  • From $27.45/mo
  • Free equipment use, free shipping and no activation fees
  • CSAA Five Diamond Certified emergency responders
  • Endorsed by Florence Henderson who says, “Medical Guardian is a service you can trust!”
  • Cons

  • 90-day minimum commitment. No month to month option.

  • Large coverage range of 600 feet with the Plus plan
  • No contracts to sign
  • Your price will never go up with ForeverRate pricing
  • No need for a landline telephone
  • Cons

  • Ordering online isn’t easy
  • Fall detection isn’t available with the Basic plan

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  • From $24.95/mo
  • 30-day risk-free trial with lifetime price and equipment guarantees
  • If you don’t test your unit each month, LifeFone will check in with you
  • Cons

  • Outdated equipment

  • From $27.45/mo billed annually
  • 30-day risk-free trial with a price lock guarantee
  • Medical Care Alert has EMT-certified agents available 24/7 and is CSAA Five Diamond Certified
  • Cons

  • Relatively new company as compared to the industry
  • Outdated website

  • Philips Lifeline offers a free online Independent Living Assessment
  • Medication dispenser service available, but fairly expensive
  • Backup battery offers 30 hours in case of a power outage
  • US-based emergency services are available 24/7
  • Cons

  • $50 activation fee
  • Costs an additional $10-$12/mo to cover a spouse


  • No equipment costs and no setup fees
  • 30-day money back guarantee
  • Range of 600 feet between the emergency button and console
  • The system is automatically tested every 28 days
  • Cons

  • Expensive
  • Replacing batteries or the base unit costs extra with some plans

  • CO2, home intrusion, and fire protection are available
  • Early adopters with nearly 30 years of experience
  • Cons

  • Short range of 150 feet between the emergency button and base unit
  • Life Alert cost is higher than competitors. 3-year contract required
  • Even with decades of service experience, Life Alert is not an attractive option

In-Home Medical Alert System: Editor’s Pick