In the United States, 27 percent of adults aged 60 and older live alone. As with any lifestyle, living alone has its pros and cons. Keeping yourself safe at home can help you enjoy the “pros” you’ve earned. You may, however, need help to age in place safely.

If you’re looking for a medical alert that calls family so you can feel safe at home, read on. This review goes over the best medical alert systems that connect caregivers with their loved ones when emergencies happen. If you live alone and want the freedom to dance like no one’s watching (or just take a safe, warm shower), these emergency response medical alert systems are just what you’re looking for.

Lively Mobile Plus

This mobile device has enhanced GPS location accuracy, enabling Lively’s urgent response team to locate your whereabouts precisely at all times. It can be worn around the neck on a lanyard or clipped to a belt. When worn around the neck, it provides automatic fall detection. 

  • Equipment fee: $49.99
  • Monthly cost starts at $24.99 
  • Activation fee: $35

Lively Wearable 2 

This discreet call button can be worn on a wristband or around your neck on a lanyard. It connects directly to the Lively app on your smartphone. Pressing a button on the device connects you to the urgent response center. This device includes a step tracker and daily health tips. It’s a good choice for active seniors who want the assurance of having fall detection and emergency outreach on the go. 

  • Equipment fee: $49.99 
  • Monthly cost starts at $24.99 
  • Activation fee: $35

Cellular Medical Alert System

The at-home system comes with a medical alert wristlet or medical alert pendant. It is 100 percent waterproof and never needs charging. The base is plug-and-play and has a good range for the average two-bedroom home plus yard.

  • Annual fee: $300

Mobile GPS Medical Alert System

The mobile device is designed for people who don’t require 24/7 monitoring and can go outside unassisted. It is available as a neck pendant only. It provides 14 days of battery life and is water-resistant but not waterproof. 

  • Annual fee: $400