Whether it’s for yourself or a loved one, we all deserve freedom and independence in our own home knowing that, in the event of an emergency, a trusted, industry-certified, trained and committed group of professionals are standing by.
You can feel safe knowing that we, unlike our competitors, are right around the corner when you need help, not hundreds of miles–or another country–away.
One of the biggest concerns that many people have — especially as we get older or if we have older relatives — is what will we do if there is some kind of medical emergency when we are alone or our older loved one is alone. Medical alert systems have been around for a while, but the best ones are monitored medical alert systems.
Wayne Alarm offers fully-monitored systems with 24/7 medical alert monitoring in North Shore Massachusetts. There’s no calling the company and hoping someone is by the phone on the other end. Our professional medical life alert operators are constantly vigilant, waiting for that call to come in so they can act fast.
Professional Medical Life Alert Operators
When it comes to the people that Wayne Alarm has working our monitoring station, we don’t just take anyone who walks in the door. This is not a job that just anyone can do. Our professional medical life alert operators may hold someone’s life in their hands. We know this and we make sure they know it too.
Having Wayne Alarm install one of our reliable monitored medical alert systems in your home is the next best thing to having a trained emergency service professional watching over you at all times. Press the call button and one of our highly skilled operators will spring into action, assessing the situation and notifying the necessary personnel to help immediately.
High-Tech Medical Alert Equipment
If you’re purchasing alert technology for your medical safety or the safety of a loved one, what better place to get it than unquestioned experts in home security? Wayne Alarm is the perfect marriage of people and technology — not only for theft and fire protection but for medical emergency assistance as well.
Our medical alert system is comprised of high-quality, highly-sensitive microphones that can pick up a distress call even from another room, with equipment that you can count on to function just as advertised exactly when you need it.
How Do Medical Alert Monitoring Systems Work?
Wayne Alarm protects you and your family in cases of a medical emergency with four simple steps:
Step 1. 24/7 alert monitoring Our caring professionals are standing by 24/7 at our local monitoring station in case of a medical emergency. These professional monitoring station operators have been carefully vetted for their vigilance and ability to respond quickly and clearly in a crisis situation.
Step 2. You make the call Our Alarm Monitoring Central Station will be immediately alerted via a single, easily accessible ‘EMERGENCY’ button. A wireless remote activator in the base unit allows you to activate the system when you are away from the main receiver–whether you’re in another room or enjoying time in your backyard.
Step 3. Two-way communication Once alerted, Wayne Alarm PERS units allow for direct two-way radio communication between you and our Monitoring Center Alarm Dispatcher. A high-quality microphone in the base unit allows you to be heard clearly from another room or even over large distances, offering you total mobility and peace of mind.
Step 4. Call to action The appropriate emergency personnel will be contacted and dispatched to your home immediately.
Can I Get Assistance Paying for a Medical Alert Device?
If you’re looking to protect yourself or a loved one with a personal emergency response system but aren’t sure how to pay for it, you’re not alone. Many users require financial support to afford their medical alert devices. Fortunately, there are various options that make this assistance possible.
Is Medical Alert Covered by Medicare?
If you’re one of the millions of individuals who receive insurance coverage from Medicare, you may be aware of some of the expenses that are considered essential under the program, such as hospitalization and prescription medication. However, many people are surprised to discover that Medicare typically doesn’t provide coverage for medical alert systems because they do not directly improve an individual’s health.
Fortunately, there is a way you can potentially receive financial support for your personal emergency response system through Medicare. Medicare Part C, also known as Medicare Advantage, is a supplemental health plan that offers additional benefits and services to policyholders. This plan is the most likely to cover medical alert devices, especially if a doctor deems it medically necessary.
Does Medicaid Pay for Medical Alert Systems?
Like Medicare, not all Medicaid programs cover medical alert systems. However, there are numerous ways you can request assistance and qualify for coverage. The following four Medicaid programs may pay or help pay for your emergency response device:
Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS): HCBS programs offer waivers for personal emergency response services, though these services vary by state. Some plans allot policyholders up to $75 a month to use on their medical alert systems, while others provide a one-time payment for equipment expenses.
Money Follows the Person: This program aims to help those in nursing homes and assisted living facilities return to their own homes and provides payment for services that support that goal, including emergency alert systems.
Consumer Directed Services: In some states, Medicaid offers older adults funding without limitations on what health-related items they cover, meaning you can use these funds for medical alert devices.
Personal Care Attendant: If you live in certain states, you can use this program to help cover the cost of caregiving, which sometimes includes medical alert systems.
Are Medical Alert Systems Covered by Insurance?
All private health insurance plans are different, so some may cover the cost of emergency response systems, while others will not. Some insurance providers also require a doctor’s recommendation validating a qualifying condition before they’ll pay for the device.
Because long-term care insurance policies are meant to support policyholders as they age, most of these plans cover medical alert devices, whether that be a portion of the cost or the complete cost. You may also qualify for coverage under durable medical equipment policies.
Protect Your Health & Your Family Members Today
There is nothing more tragic than a health catastrophe that could have been avoided if only medical professionals were able to respond in time. Our monitored medical alert systems can help keep that from happening to you or one of your family members. The peace of mind you’ll gain by knowing that you or an elderly loved one is never far from life-saving medical attention, even when alone in one’s own home, is priceless.
A health emergency can strike at any time, so there’s no time to waste. We’re ready to install and set up your monitored medical alert system right now. Please contact Wayne Alarm for more information on fully-monitored medical alert systems with 24/7 medical alert monitoring today.