QMedic is an interesting alternative to the standard home-based speakerphone medical alert system. It has all the benefits and drawbacks of that kind of system (ease of use, limited voice range) but the added benefits of automated activity tracking and the ability to detect changes in mobility and activity.
QMedic is for home-bound seniors and others with medical conditions that keep them at home. It’s completely simple to use because all the person has to do is put on the wrist button and go about their life. The battery lasts 2 years and is continually checked by the company to make sure it’s got sufficient charge. Completely waterproof, the user never has to take it off, so it’s always there in case of emergency.
The main drawback with all of these “base station speakerphone” models is that if you are out of voice range of the speakerphone, you won’t be able to talk to the monitoring center. The first thing the monitoring center will do if they can’t communicate with you is try to call you on the home phone.
If the monitoring center can’t reach the person by phone, they will follow a pre-determined plan. You can set that up to be anything from calling the Emergency Medical Service to calling a neighbor or caregiver. This latter option is a good one if there are a lot of false alarms.
The QMedic system tracks activity levels and can send automated alerts to caregivers.
System infoOverall Rating:
Modern, well-designed speakerphone system, good for home-bound people
Type of System:
Base station speakerphone with activity monitoring
Land Line or Cellular
800 to 1,000 feet
Fall Detection Details:
This feature is in development
Battery Life, button:
Battery Life, base station (in case of power outage):
Price per month, paid monthly:
Price per month, paid quarterly:
Price per month, paid annually:
If you pay quarterly or annually, your prepaid months are not refunded if you cancel before the term is up. Purchase or get more info:
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Company infoCall Center Type:
Contract / Not owned by company
Call Center Certification:
30-day money back guarantee begins when you first test the system. It appears that you have to make sure the components get back to the company within those 30 days. This is a better policy than some companies which start the clock when the order is placed, regardless of how long it takes to reach you.
Cancellation and Return Policy:
There are no cancellation fees, and billing is cancelled as soon as the equipment is returned. Please note that if you buy pre-paid months, they will not be refunded.Prepaid Months Refunded?
Note: System and company details were correct to the best of my knowledge as of the date collected/written. They may have changed in the meantime. Always check with the company before relying on any information.
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