AARP Medical Alert System Questions

We get asked the question a lot. Does AARP have a medical alert system? Or does AARP recommend your medical alert system? The answer to both of these questions is no.


You may also come across websites that claim to provide a list of AARP approved medical alert devices when searching on Google. These articles are also false.


AARP has provided a guide that can be found at which provides helpful information about how to choose a medical alert system for a loved one. AARP recommends the following features when looking for a medical alert system:

  • Fall Detection
  • Call for Help
  • Medical Monitoring
  • Cellular/GPS coverage
  • Location Detection & Tracking


MobileHelp is an advertiser in the AARP magazine and the AARP bulletin. Companies that run ads in AARP are held to a high standard and are expected to follow a stringent set of rules that ensures that the ads their readers are seeing are not misleading or deceptive in any way. While there are standards to follow, these standards do not constitute and endorsement of medical alert systems or recommendations for medical alert systems.



When choosing a medical alert system from the available advertisers, it is important to review all of them for pricing, length of contract, features, etc. Medical alert companies are not all the same. Beware of any contract that does not let you exit for any reason. A 3 year "price lock" might in fact be a contract that you can never get out of. Do your research.