Medical Alerts with Charms for Seniors

Medical Alerts with Charms for Seniors

time icon 4 min read update icon Sept. 30, 2019


Medical alert charms are widely available. Their small size makes them ideal to wear in a variety of visible places to let first responders know if you suffer from a medical condition or allergy, or if you take certain medications. They can be a lifesaver and speak for you when you cannot speak for yourself.


The small size of medical alert charms makes them very versatile for a wide array of applications. You can wear them around your neck, on an anklet, as a charm on a bracelet, hooked to clothing, on a keyring, or even attached to your purse. If you have more than one health condition that you want to let healthcare providers know about, then you can purchase one charm for each condition. Medical alert charms usually come with a lobster hook or ring so you can affix them to numerous things.

Advantages of Medical Alerts with Charms for Seniors
  • Affordable
  • The charms are small, so they can easily be used on necklaces, bracelets, anklets, keychains or a multitude of other locations.
  • If you suffer from more than one medical condition or allergy or take a multitude of medications, then the charms are a great way to let first responders know your health history at a glance.
  • You can opt to have customized, engraved charms that contain the phone number of an emergency contact if you suffer from dementia or Alzheimer's and frequently become lost.
  • Waterproof, so they can be worn while swimming, showering or bathing
  • Durable
  • No monthly fee
Disadvantages of Medical Alerts with Charms for Seniors
  • The small size of the medical alert charms makes them easy to lose.
  • The lobster claw or small hook that affixes the charm may break.
  • Over time, the charm can be rubbed smooth and become difficult to read.
Charms for Seniors Enhancement Options for Medical Alerts

Medical alert charms are cute, but they can also serve a valuable life-saving purpose.

  • Charms for medical alert purposes can be made of stainless steel, gold-plated stainless steel, sterling silver or gold.
  • Personalized engravings can be made on the charms.
  • The charms can be adorned with gemstones.
Cost Considerations Associated with Medical Alert Charms for Seniors

Medical alert charms are a low-cost option to let first responders know your most important health facts. You can purchase high-end medical alert charms that boast gemstones or are made out of gold. However, there is a charm to fit any budget.

  • Charms can range in price from $4 all the way up to hundreds of dollars.
  • Engraving is usually free on medical alert charms.
Additional Considerations for Medical Alert Charms for Seniors

Medical alert charms are small and affordable. You can have one or a multitude on a charm bracelet, necklace, or any other area. Many caregivers place the charms on clothing items, such as shoes or belt loops, of elderly individuals or those suffering from Alzheimer’s. The charms are waterproof, so they can be washed while affixed to the clothing.

Even a small medical alert charm can be a lifesaver if you are in an accident and cannot communicate with medical personnel. The charm lets the first responders know your medical conditions at a glance. Also, if you become lost due to dementia, whoever locates you can gain your emergency contact information from the charm. There is no doubt that medical alert charms provide peace of mind to many seniors and their loved ones.

Kimberly Sharpe - Senior Advisor

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