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Since 1976, LifeFone has helped people live their lives safely, confidently and independently. Our state-of-the-art equipment, consumer friendly policies and caring service have earned LifeFone an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and recognition from doctors, hospitals and healthcare providers. LifeFone's equipment protects you at home and on-the-go, available with optional fall detection. 24/7 help for medical, fire or burglary.
LifeFone medical alert systems make life easier for both clients and caregivers. There is a monitoring fee, but stationary and mobile equipment is provided at no additional cost.
- Free spouse coverage
- 30-day free trial period
- Additional services cost extra
...My son wanted me to have the ability to get 911 immediately or him or anybody, so he got me the LifeFone. When I tested it, their response was immediate and the reps who came on the line were friendly... I feel safer knowing that I have it.Read full review
I did a lot of research online and LifeFone seemed to have good reviews. Also, the price was competitive. There was a lot of monitoring systems out there that people had a lot of trouble with and I didn’t see any of those types of reviews on LifeFone so, we went with them…Read full review
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What is LifeFone?
LifeFone is a medical alert system company that offers emergency response systems for those who spend most of their time alone. LifeFone’s home and mobile medical alert systems have nationwide cellular coverage, immediate assistance and personalized emergency care instructions. LifeFone also has options for smoke, fire and carbon monoxide monitoring services. All LifeFone monitoring centers are located in the United States and staffed with experienced personnel.
How do LifeFone medical alert systems work?
The LifeFone medical alert system is activated by pressing an emergency help button on a wearable LifeFone wristband or pendant, base station, or wall-mounted button. The alert system notifies the LifeFone monitoring station. An emergency care agent then tries to establish communication with the customer, and if the customer cannot be reached, the agent dispatches emergency services to the home.
Emergency care agents are available 24/7 to help with non-emergency situations as well. They have access to your medical history, can contact family members and caregivers, and reference your personalized care instructions to best assist you.
LifeFone medical alert systems
Traditional LifeFone medical alert systems for seniors can be customized with wall-mounted help buttons placed in high-risk areas for extra protection. The GPS-enabled mobile medical alert systems are best for those who are more active. All LifeFone medical alert systems include the option for automatic fall detection.
- At-Home Landline: A medical alert system for the home that requires a landline to operate. The equipment includes a wearable alert button and a base station with plans starting at $24.95 a month.
- At-Home Cellular: A medical alert system for the home that comes with a base station. It includes a wearable emergency button tethered to the base station that wirelessly connects with a nationwide cellular LifeFone monitoring center. Plans start at $30.95 per month.
- At-Home and On-The-Go GPS: An alert system that comes with a portable medical alert device, a base station, and a wearable emergency button. The mobile device is rechargeable and has built-in GPS technology. Plans start at $36.95 a month.
- At-Home and On-The-Go GPS Necklace: An entire medical alert system in a necklace. This wearable medical alert device has two-way voice capability that protects customers in their homes and on-the-go. The necklace’s battery life is 30 days. Plans start at $39.99 per month.
LifeFone Complete Home Package
LifeFone complete home packages protect customers from the unexpected by monitoring customer safety on multiple fronts. Plans start at $42.95 a month.
- Personalized emergency care instructions: Customers and caregivers input custom care instructions for specific situations, so a call center operator can best assist the customer.
- Carbon monoxide detection and protection: If dangerous levels of carbon monoxide are present in a customer’s house, the medical alert system sounds and immediately notifies the LifeFone call center. A call center operator assists customers accordingly.
- Easily relocate: LifeFone systems are easily uninstalled and transferred to another residence. Placing a call to the emergency response center reactivates the system in the new location.
- 100% lifetime warranty: A lifetime warranty backs all LifeFone equipment units for normal wear and tear.
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I had a great experience talking to the sales rep. He was knowledgeable about the products. We discussed what I was looking for. He found the best plan for the price I could afford. It arrived in a couple of days and I set it up in a matter of minutes.
Thank the good Lord, I haven't had to use the product, but, my whole experience was excellent. My agent Azem was thorough in explaining the product and what all it entailed. Set up was easy and I appreciated being able to pay for 3 months and get a month free. Have recommended product to a cousin. Since I still drive and am out and about appreciate the use of GPS, wristlet and necklace. Base unit great, easy read and operators very helpful. One question, in reading material on product, does not tell if affected by electric outages and how to take off if this happens. Kudos all around so far.
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Easy set up, Quick response, able to hide under clothes. Very simple set up, charge device, fill out paper work and mail. Not a lot of electronic expertise required! Polite response. No problem testing different locations, staff happy and helpful. Don’t lose it. I think the equipment belongs to the Company and there is a significant charge if lost. Wish it was a watch so I could sleep with it on. Need to remember to put it on in the middle of the night. Afraid it will activate by mistake. If worn to bed?
I lost my husband a couple of years ago and I’m still living in my home. My son wanted me to have the ability to get 911 immediately or him or anybody, so he got me the LifeFone. When I tested it, their response was immediate and the reps who came on the line were friendly. They were concerned and wanna help if they needed to. I wear the device around my neck and I don't like it very much. But I feel safer knowing that I have it.
I fell so I needed to have a medical alert device. I've had LifeFone for about a year. But I don't feel that I’m gonna have to use it. I wear it around my neck but I don’t use it at night.
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I've had a bad experience with LifeFone. I use a walker and I have a disability situation going, and when I first got LifeFone, we got a lesser setup. Then after about a month, we changed and put in a a little larger one. But when we did get an alert, they could not find my information because they never recorded the fact that I had gone from one station to an upgraded one. So that was a problem. On top of that, the experience when dealing with their reps was very poor. At one point, a good friend went down there and they blamed her for not knowing what was going on. She went back and forth, and they had words. He was telling her she was wrong. Then she found out they had no record of the change of systems. So it turned out to be a waste of time for her to spend about 45 minutes trying to get through. The person she talked to was not very nice either and she told him that.
I also got a new watch band but I had the watch fall out of the band, which was the trouble I had with the first one. So this watch band is the same as the watch band that I sent in. With the first band, I had found the watch on the floor and the watch band without the watch on my wrist. That was the first experience. I've also been so afraid to use the other pendant because it seems like half of the time that I try to pick it up, it goes off.
I got a LifeFone because I’m home alone all day. It makes me feel that I do have help if I need it. One time, I had accidentally set it off and they checked to see if I was okay.
I live alone in a big old farmhouse out in the country. My kids got me a LifeFone. Thus far, I have had to call it once and have help come to get me up when I fell in a snowbank. I've also had their team respond when something gets tangled in the cord of the device when I'm sleeping. I try to get that undone and that makes the signal to them. I feel very comfortable with the device knowing I’ve got it.
I did a lot of research online and LifeFone seemed to have good reviews. Also, the price was competitive. There was a lot of monitoring systems out there that people had a lot of trouble with and I didn’t see any of those types of reviews on LifeFone so, we went with them. My mom had been in the hospital and she had 24/7 care with me being here during the day and we had home health aides in the evening to stay with her. Her prognosis improved so, we went to me staying over here during the day and then she has the fall detection monitor at night to replace the folks who were coming over. The only way that I can leave in the evening is that I know she’s got that on.
I don’t live that far from her. Our instruction is to call me first if she does not respond and then, I can be over here in less than five minutes. Usually, when the monitor goes off, my mom is in bed and she said that the reps were very courteous. They would ask her if she was okay and she would tell them yes. I told her that it means that it’s working. The gentleman I talked with prior to signing on explained how the pendant worked. It has a gyroscope in there and the other thing as far as what might set it off falsely. So, that gave us a little bit more information than what we were getting just reading what was online. We got the device in the middle of November last year and I’m very satisfied at this point. I hope it stays that way.
I’ve tested my LifeFone twice since I’ve had it and the response time was sufficient. I feel very comfortable with the button and I’m glad I have it.
With lots of accessories to choose from, plus services like medication reminders, check-in services, and smoke and carbon monoxide monitoring, LifeFone medical alert systems are highly customizable to fit a variety of lifestyles.
LifeFone caregiver tools
LifeFone also offers apps available on iPhones and Androids that provides customers with further assistance and caregiver tools.
- Daily Check-in: A LifeFone care agent calls to check in on a customer daily. The call can be used to check customer wellness, a medication reminder, or other issues.
- Activity Assurance: A simpler check-in service available for LifeFone customers. The home base station beeps at a set time each day to check in. To confirm they received the beep, the customer presses a button on the base unit.
- Medication reminders: A tool to remind a customer what medications to take and when to take them. The base unit notifies customers every minute for 30 minutes until the reset button is pressed. Caregivers enter medication reminders through the LifeFone Caregiver Portal.
- Location service: A service that allows caregivers to access the location of a customer’s mobile alert device. The location service also provides caregivers information about the status of the mobile device, including low battery and the last time of activity.
- LifeFone Mobile Alerts: An app available for iPhone and Android that provide customers with immediate assistance. The app operates like traditional medical alert devices, connecting customers to a call center operator when activated. Cell phone coordinates identify the customer’s location, and the operator dispatches emergency services.
- LifeFone Family Guard: An app available for iPhone and Android that gives family members the ability to monitor locations in real-time. Location services cover up to three family members. The LifeFone Family Guard also has all the features included in the LifeFone Mobile Alerts — customers press the panic button on the Family Guard app to connect to a call center operator.
- Do I have to sign a contract to get a LifeFone medical alert system?
- Contracts are not required to receive a LifeFone medical alert system. However, the company does require a signed service agreement outlining the terms of service.
- What is LifeFone’s cancellation policy?
- It doesn’t cost anything to cancel service, and it can be canceled for any reason. Refunds are issued for any unused, prepaid service once the equipment is returned. LifeFone customer service processes cancellations by phone, email, and mail.
- Does it cost extra to add my spouse to LifeFone monitoring service?
- LifeFone coverage for a spouse is included at no additional cost for basic emergency monitoring service.
- Where are LifeFone monitoring centers located?
- LifeFone monitoring centers are located in New York and California.
- Does LifeFone offer a warranty on medical alert devices?
- A lifetime warranty covering the cost of normal wear and tear is included with all LifeFone medical alert devices. An optional protection plan is available to cover the cost of the equipment if it is lost, stolen, or damaged.
- Does LifeFone offer a free trial period?
- All LifeFone systems come with a 30-day free trial.
- Do LifeFone medical alarm systems require a landline?
- The LifeFone At-Home Landline system is the only system with a landline requirement.
- Are LifeFone mobile medical alert systems waterproof?
- LifeFone emergency button wristbands and pendants are waterproof. They are meant to be worn while bathing where there’s a high fall risk. LifeFone’s voice-in-pendant device is also waterproof and approved to wear in the shower.
Do we recommend LifeFone?
Yes. LifeFone reviews indicate that emergency response services are quick and reliable. Plus, spouses can get free monitoring coverage. LifeFone medical alert device products include in-home medical alert systems as well as mobile alert devices that have access to emergency care agents 24 hours a day. LifeFone has a price guarantee, so the cost doesn’t increase over time, and customers try their systems risk-free for 30 days; if unsatisfied, you can cancel anytime after for a prorated refund.
LifeFone Company Information
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- 16 Yellowstone Avenue
- White Plains
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- United States
- (855) 203-0673
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