Medical Alerts with Anklet for Seniors

Medical Alerts with Anklet for Seniors

time icon 6 min read update icon Sept. 30, 2019


Prompt diagnosis of a medical emergency is critical to rendering lifesaving services. You cannot relay key information to first responders if you are unconscious or unable to speak for yourself. With a medical alert anklet, first responders know at a glance if you suffer from a dangerous allergy or have a serious health condition. Such invaluable health information will help emergency personnel successfully care for you during a life-threatening situation. An anklet is a discreet piece of jewelry that can be simple or elaborate.


A medical alert anklet for a senior doesn't have to be unattractive. Nowadays, they are available in a wide array of styles and colors. However, remember that a medical alert anklet is more than just a pretty piece of jewelry. It provides first responders with the important medical information that they require to properly treat you during an emergency.

Most anklets not only symbolically offer key health information at a glance, they also provide a phone number to medical alert services and your unique identification number, so that emergency personnel can access your medical history quickly and efficiently. Medical alert phone services are available 24/7 and will efficiently provide emergency responders with your health history.

Advantages of Anklets in Medical Alerts
  • First responders and emergency personnel are trained to automatically check the patient for medical alert jewelry such as anklets.
  • Your vital information is available at a glance.
  • First responders will not only know any possible life-threatening medical conditions, allergies, or medications by the symbol on the anklet, they will also have your unique identification number to call the medical alert helpline 24/7 to retrieve your health history.
  • Medical alert anklets are discreet and can be worn beneath pant legs.
  • Medical alert identification anklets have been found to reduce medical errors.
  • The anklet is more than just a piece of jewelry. It will speak for you if you cannot.
  • Medical alert identification jewelry has been found to save lives.
  • Usually, the purchase of an anklet provides you with one year of services. At the end of the year, the services must be renewed.
  • Anklets are available in various sizes and price ranges. You can opt for a basic anklet or choose an upscale model.
  • All anklets are designed to be worn 24/7. They can even safely be worn while swimming, bathing or showering.
Disadvantages of Anklets in Medical Alerts
  • Anklets are typically considered a female jewelry item, so some men may opt not to wear an anklet even if it does contain life-saving information.
  • Many seniors have more than one allergy or life-threatening medical condition that cannot be thoroughly displayed on an anklet. In such circumstances, the first responder may not learn about the situation until they call the medical alert services staff. This can waste valuable time. In such circumstances, some seniors opt to wear more than one anklet or jewelry item to adequately display their life-threatening conditions.
  • Seniors may remove the anklet and forget to put it back on. 
Anklet Enhancement Options for Medical Alerts
  • Medical alert anklets are available in a wide range of styles.
  • Anklets come in various colors such as gold, silver, titanium and rose.
  • There are anklets with beads and decorations in various shades to fit whatever outfit you might wear.
  • Many individuals suffer from metal allergies. The anklets are available in gold, silver or stainless steel, so be sure to choose a metal that won’t irritate your skin.
  • Options include black laser engraving or standard script engraving.
  • A heart plate, oval plate, dual heart plate or standard bar plate are available to achieve whatever look you desire.
  • The anklet’s band can be made of chain, leather, suede, mesh or beading to achieve whatever fashion statement you prefer.
Cost Considerations for Anklets

There are medical alert anklets available to fit any budget. You can purchase an upscale anklet for over a $100 or purchase a simple one for only $29. Typically, with the purchase of an anklet or some other medical alert jewelry item, you will receive a one-year subscription to the service. At the end of the year, you will be asked to renew your subscription. The cost for membership usually averages about $29 per year.

Anklets that only feature a symbol that denotes your medical condition to first responders can also be selected. Such anklets do not have a medical ID number or access to your health issues. They simply let emergency medical personal know that you suffer from a condition that could prove life-threatening. Typically, such anklets, without attached services, range from $20 per anklet and up.

Additional Considerations for Anklets in Medical Alerts

Anklets are a discreet way to let emergency medical responders know your health situation at a glance.For greater detail, they can quickly call the 24/7 medical alert service to garner in-depth information about your health status. If you suffer from critical health allergies or other possible life-threatening conditions, then a medical alert anklet is a great way to let the jewelry speak for you if you cannot speak for yourself. This helps offer peace of mind that if a critical situation should arise, you will receive the knowledgeable help that you require. Prompt diagnosis is always critical in emergency situations, and anklets can help accelerate this process significantly.

Kimberly Sharpe - Senior Advisor

Kimberly is senior researcher with Grandfolk® providing in-depth product and service reviews to empower senior buying decisions.