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Best Medical Alert Systems in Bakersfield, CA

July 16, 2019, 4:44 p.m.

For older Americans who live at home, a medical alert system provides a critical lifeline. With the push of a button — or even automatically after a fall — these devices reach out to emergency services and get help fast. Our partners at ConsumerAffairs researched the best medical alert systems in Bakersfield so lifesaving assistance is never out of reach.

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#1
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Medical Guardian

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Medical Guardian
Medical Guardian
Features
  • Lifetime warranty on equipment
  • Free equipment & activation
  • BBB A+ rating
  • Available in Bakersfield
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#2
LifeFone
LifeFone
Features
  • Cancel at any time
  • Lifetime price & equipment guarantee
  • Equipment range up to 1,300 ft.
  • Available in Bakersfield
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#3
Mobilehelp
Mobilehelp
Features
  • GPS tracking & fall detection
  • Systems for home & on-the-go
  • No contracts
  • Available in Bakersfield
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#4
LifeStation
LifeStation
Features
  • Less than $1 a day
  • Free equipment activation
  • No long-term contracts
  • Available in Bakersfield
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#5
Medical Alert
Medical Alert
Features
  • Waterproof button
  • Stays on the line until help arrives
  • Equipment at no charge
  • Available in Bakersfield
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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
  • Available in Bakersfield
  • Pay month-to-month, no long-term contract
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How to choose a medical alert system in Bakersfield

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About one-quarter of Bakersfield’s seniors live alone. The city is home to many independent-living communities where seniors age in place. Medical alert systems help these groups and others, like those with disabilities, get quick access to help in worst-case scenarios.

A medical alert system is a wearable device with a button the user can press during an emergency to speak with an operator or other contact.

When purchasing a medical alert system, there are two primary considerations. First is whether you want an at-home or mobile system (or both).

Type of system Features Users
At-home Base station with speaker; landline or cellular connection Homebound individuals
On-the-go GPS tracking; cellular connection; works anywhere Active individuals who go out alone

Another key choice is a monitored or unmonitored system. A monitored system has a 24/7 link to an emergency dispatcher; an unmonitored system dials family members or other contacts before calling emergency services.

Other options for medical alert systems in Bakersfield include:

  • Automatic fall detection
  • Landline or cellular network operation
  • GPS location tracking
  • Range protection
  • Waterproofing
  • Automatic notifications to family members

How much is a medical alert system in Bakersfield?

The cost of a medical alert system in Bakersfield depends on the type of device you buy. Monitored systems are more expensive than unmonitored ones and come with a monthly cost. Mobile devices are pricier than at-home units. Check with your insurance provider whether these systems are covered, and be sure to ask a medical alert system company about discounts.

Before purchasing, pay attention to any contract commitments and fees for activation or cancellation. Many companies offer risk-free trials with a money-back guarantee. Most medical alert systems in Bakersfield come with instructions for simple, do-it-yourself installation. If you have questions, customer service is available to help.

Medical Guardian

Medical Guardian

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Medical Guardian provides reliable and affordable products to customers to help them continue to live independently. At-home and mobile systems come with simple setup and no equipment, activation or cancellation fees. Visit the website to take a free, two-minute questionnaire that matches you with the system fitting your lifestyle. Customers say they feel safe with Medical Guardian’s devices.

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LifeFone

LifeFone

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Available for about $1 per day, LifeFone has its own U.S.-based call center monitoring facilities. Their systems are compatible with landlines, cellular networks and GPS in Bakersfield. Devices are made for in-home and on-the-go. The fixed cost subscription can be canceled at any time for a prorated refund.

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Mobilehelp

Mobilehelp

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(800) 803-4616 VISIT MOBILEHELP

MobileHelp offers a full range of medical alert products, including a smartwatch with a battery lasting up to two days. Visit the MobileHelp website to take a free risk assessment and learn which system is the right fit, or call to speak to a personal consultant. The company has 24/7 emergency monitoring and no long-term contracts or hidden fees. According to reviews, MobileHelp values its customers and gives them confidence to live life fully.

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LifeStation

LifeStation

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(866) 235-1920 VISIT LIFESTATION

Home and GPS-enabled mobile systems and automatic fall detection are all available from LifeStation. Customers get simple-to-use equipment and 24/7 monitoring and support. There’s no long-term commitment or worry about hidden fees. Call anytime to learn more and get started with LifeStation, which gets five-star reviews from customers for its fast response times and safety features.

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Medical Alert

Medical Alert

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(800) 800-9561 VISIT MEDICAL ALERT

Hundreds of thousands of customers trust MedicalAlert and its medical alert devices. At-home and on-the-go systems are available with free activation, no-cost equipment and zero long-term commitment. Get the best protection available by adding automatic fall detection, which provides assistance even when you can’t press your button. MedicalAlert offers a risk-free, 30-day money-back guarantee. Reviewers say they are satisfied and recommend the company to others.

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Philips Lifeline

Philips Lifeline

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(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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