It goes without saying that you’re going to look at more than one vendor. So take your time and compare them.
You should watch out for a few things.
The first is any vendor that tries to get you to sign up by preying on your fear. For some reason this is prevalent in this industry. Unfortunately, it’s a really effective technique. So if you start feeling more afraid during the conversation, instead of less, hang up the phone. There are plenty of companies that won’t make you feel that way.
The second tipoff is a company that tries to pressure you into a snap decision. You should be able to make the decision about a medical alert system in whatever time you need. (Though you should keep in mind that a medical alert system won’t do any good if you haven’t purchased and installed it yet, so don’t use this as an excuse to delay.)
The third thing to watch out for is any company that forces you to sign a long-term contract. There are plenty of reputable companies that don’t require a contract. You pay each month by credit card for that month’s service. So you can cancel anytime and switch to a different provider.
These are three tips for buying a medical alert system. If you want to share your tips, use the comments!
If you want to look at a company that doesn’t do any of these things, try SeniorSafety. Their website is very down to earth, no pressure. It’s a model of how it can be done right.