Will Medicare Cover My Medical Alert System?
Medical alert systems are best used for seniors or those with disabilities or anyone who are at risk of loosing their independence. Medical alert systems can be an inexpensive alternative to 24 hour in home care, but they are not covered by medicare.
However, there are some regional programs and insurance carriers that will. Local and state agencies, especially those concerned with issues of aging, sometimes offer programs that will assist you in paying for your medical alert system. It is important to understand your options and what costs can be covered.
You can find helpful resources at the Medicare and Medicaid websites: