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Best Medical Alert Systems in Tulsa, OK

Sept. 12, 2019, 7:01 p.m.

Medical alert devices provide independence and preventative care for seniors and peace of mind for family caregivers. Because around 45,000 people in Tulsa age 65 and older will suffer a fall this year, having a medical alert device is crucial for safety and recovery. We researched the best medical alert systems in Tulsa so you can choose a device and plan that matches your lifestyle and needs.

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How we chose the best

We thoroughly researched medical alert system companies, pricing information, equipment and consumer reviews.

23 Hours researched
64 Reviews analyzed
27 Companies evaluated
5 Companies selected
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#1
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Medical Guardian

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Medical Guardian
Medical Guardian
Features
  • Medical alert watch
  • Companion mobile app
  • Prices start at $29.95
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CALL MEDICAL GUARDIAN
(800) 863-6980
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#2
Lifefone
Lifefone
Features
  • Plans as low as $24.95/mo
  • No activation or equipment fees
  • Daily check-in & medication reminders
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(989) 625-1423
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#3
MobileHelp
MobileHelp
Features
  • No long-term contracts
  • Plans start at $19.95/mo.
  • FDA registered company
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(800) 803-4616
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#4
LifeStation
LifeStation
Features
  • CSAA certified
  • 5 minute self-setup
  • No cost for system repair
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CALL LIFESTATION
(866) 235-1920
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#5
Medical Alert
Medical Alert
Features
  • Free online quote
  • Three protection plans
  • Home service contracts
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(800) 800-9561
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#6
Philips Lifeline
Philips Lifeline
Features
  • Response associates available 24/7
  • 12-second average answer time
  • Lifeline-owned response center in North America
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(800) 594-0862
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How to choose a medical alert system in Tulsa

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Tulsa has more than 90,000 residents 65 years and older who may benefit from medical alert systems. These devices aren’t only for seniors, though. Here are other people who can benefit from medical alert devices in Tulsa:

  • Those with medical conditions like heart disease or diabetes
  • Those with disabilities like cerebral palsy or Down syndrome
  • Seniors who live in homes with stairs or pets
  • Seniors who live alone or with another senior citizen
  • Seniors whose relatives reside out-of-town

Devices are available in-home or on-the-go and differ by company, but most functions are similar. When selecting a device, it’s important to consider:

  • Devices with medical monitoring, like medication reminders or vitals
  • Devices that monitor activity in the home for those at risk of falling
  • Devices with home security monitoring, like fire or carbon monoxide alerts
  • Devices that work in the yard or garage away from the base unit

Most devices can be worn on the body or be mounted on the wall, and several companies offer plans with both options. Body units can be worn around the neck or on the wrist, though many consumers note it is easier to push the alert button on lanyard-style devices.

A landline telephone connection is not required to utilize a medical alert device. Many run on cellular data, though it does cost extra.

Because medical alert system buyers are often on a fixed income, it’s important to find a company that offers a price-lock guarantee, meaning the cost will never increase. Once a device has been selected, the company will ship leased equipment to the consumer, who will install the device(s) themselves. If you struggle with installation, most companies offer free installation support via phone.

Should the device require maintenance, users can mail it in for repairs. Spousal coverage and fall detection can be added to plans for additional fees. Some companies, like Bay Alarm Medical and LifeFone, offer free or inexpensive spousal coverage.

Though Medicare does not cover medical alert devices, some long-term insurance plans cover durable medical equipment that helps prevent injuries. Discounts and referral rewards may be available, as well. Ask providers about savings and rewards for:

  • AARP members
  • Military veterans
  • Bundling products, like having both an at-home device and on-the-go device
  • Paying a one-time annual service fee instead of a monthly rate
  • Referring family or friends to the company

Before committing to a particular brand or device, ask about a risk-free trial. Most companies offer 30 days to try before buying. Should consumers or caregivers need to cancel a plan, simply call the company and return the equipment via mail.

Medical Guardian

Medical Guardian

CALL MEDICAL GUARDIAN

(800) 863-6980 VISIT MEDICAL GUARDIAN

Medical Guardian provides personalized protection and price-lock guarantees. Medical Guardian released a wearable medical alert watch with oversized icons and location tracking. Some customers report difficulty canceling services and erroneous renewal charges after cancellation. Discounts for AARP members are available.

Lifefone

Lifefone

CALL LIFEFONE

(989) 625-1423 VISIT LIFEFONE

Founded in 1976, LifeFone has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and is recognized and used by hospitals and healthcare providers nationwide. Optional fall detection is available for at-home and on-the-go systems that are compatible even in rural areas. Online reviewers in Oklahoma City say courteous representatives and fast response time make this service worthwhile.

MobileHelp

MobileHelp

CALL MOBILEHELP

(800) 803-4616 VISIT MOBILEHELP

MobileHelp products have a 24-hour battery life, which gives a smaller charge than similar products on the market. Despite requiring frequent battery charges, MobileHelp does include two helpful features: medication reminders and waterproof capabilities. Online reviewers note the confidence they feel wearing MobileHelp products and appreciate the friendly, helpful customer service.

LifeStation

LifeStation

CALL LIFESTATION

(866) 235-1920 VISIT LIFESTATION

With an average response time of 20 seconds, LifeStation provides seniors with in-home and mobile products, including optional fall detection. Equipment has 32 hours of standby power and waterproof capabilities. Customers love the independence to live at home knowing help is available with the push of a button.

Medical Alert

Medical Alert

CALL MEDICAL ALERT

(800) 800-9561 VISIT MEDICAL ALERT

Medical Alert offers an exclusive app with location monitoring, communication and notifications for family members and caregivers. Monthly, semi-annual and annual payment plans are available. Customers in Oklahoma City say representatives are prompt and friendly and that the service provides a welcome sense of security.

Philips Lifeline

Philips Lifeline

CALL PHILIPS LIFELINE

(800) 594-0862 VISIT PHILIPS LIFELINE

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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