Living independently is a priority for most seniors, but as we age, it can be challenging to stay safe and healthy in our own homes. If you are living with a chronic illness or have limited mobility, aging at home can be more difficult. Thankfully, there are emergency medical alert systems that you can use in your home to keep you safe and get you help if you need it.
Even if you are healthy overall, age can contribute to muscle weakness, balance issues, and a decline in functions that can lead to falls. Medical alert systems, along with other enhancements to your home, can help you age in place and give you and your loved ones some peace of mind, knowing that you will have immediate help if or when you need it.
Medical alert systems offer a wide range of functions, including fall detection, GPS monitoring, calls for help, activity monitoring, daily check-ins, and more. Choose a system that meets your specific needs or the needs of a loved one.
Can Medicare Help Pay for a Medical Alert System?
Medicare generally does not cover medical alert systems, but you may be able to get help paying for them in other ways. Original Medicare Part A and Part B do not cover the costs of medical alert systems, but if you are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan, you may have additional benefits. Call your plan directly for details.
Some community, veteran, or state agencies will offer financial support for medical alert systems. The best way to find out is to research your local agencies and give them a call. If you belong to associations such as the AARP, AAA, USAA or similar organizations, you may qualify for a discount.