Pros and Cons of Medical Guardian

Health and Safety

Medical Guardian System

Medical Alert Advice’s goal is to provide honest and real reviews of the top medical alert systems on the market.  Medical Guardian is one of the up-and-coming medical alert companies in the industry and we often get asked “How does Medical Guardian system compare?” While Medical Guardian is not currently our #1 recommended medical alert device, it does have many great qualities worth considering when you are making a purchase.

Read on to review the pros and cons of the Medical Guardian system!

Pros:

  • No Set-Up Fees: Besides the Freedom Guardian smartwatch and the Mini Guardian, there are no upfront equipment fees. When you don’t have to pay for equipment, set-up fees or shipping, it makes trying a new system less of a risk.
  • Good Cancellation Policy: If you cancel your service for any reason, you will receive a refund for any months of service not used.
  • 24-Hour Monitoring & Support Services: Should an emergency occur, a trained professional will connect with you, no matter the time of day or night.
  • Automatic Monthly Testing:Your system’s console will be automatically tested monthly at the monitoring station.  A great way to know if you system is working properly.
  • Outstanding BBB Rating: Medical Guardian prides itself on their A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.
  • Lasting Battery Power: An essential feature of a great medical alert device is long battery life and support if you lose power. Your Medical Guardian Home system’s battery has 30-32 hours of backup battery should you lose power in your home. The Active Guardian’s battery can last up to 7 days before it would need to be recharged.
  • Fair Pricing: Starting at around $29.95 a month, the Medical Guardian system is reasonably priced.
  • Fall Detection: Medical Guardian has fall detection options with all of their products except the Freedom Guardian smartwatch. A great asset in case of an emergency that renders you unconscious or unable to press the button yourself.
  • TMA Five Diamond Certified Monitoring Center: This is one of our favorite features and is offered by Medical Guardian’s monitoring partners. Note that their monitoring centers are not company owned.
  • Refer-A-Friend: Should you purchase a system and then recommend it to friends or family, Medical Guardian will send you $25 per referral. It’s a nice added bonus!

Cons:

  • No Senior Discount: One of the perks of being a senior is the discounts! Medical Guardian does not offer any for their services.
  • No Activity Monitoring: A nice added bonus is activity monitoring, a way to make sure your loved one is active each day, which is not available with this system.
  • No Pill Reminder: This is a great additional feature that is not offered with their systems.

Overall Medical Guardian gets a 4.5 out of 5 stars from Medical Alert Advice and we consider it a solid choice. It is a great affordable option for you or your loved one. If you are interested in purchasing Medical Guardian, feel free to check out their current special offers!