Demand for personal alarms surges under new Seniors Alert Scheme, €400,000 extra allocated

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Since the launch of the new Seniors Alert Scheme, there has been a fourfold surge in demand for senior citizens’ personal alarms, according to reports in today’s   This is a dramatic turnaround, given the under-spend […]

New Seniors Alert Scheme (2017) – What we know so far…

Seniors Alert Scheme (SAS)

  Following today’s announcement of the new Seniors Alert Scheme by Minister for Rural & Community Development, Michael Ring TD, here’s a roundup of changes to the existing scheme so far announced.   The new […]

Telephone allowance is good news for Ireland’s pendant alarm customers


  Many older people with pendant alarms or security systems, rely on their home phone-line to connect to a telecare monitoring centre. However with the removal of the previous telephone allowance (which was discontinued from 1 […]

Monitored telecare alarms that warn of household threats

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A group of telecare devices known as ‘environmental sensors’ can warn of potential household threats, such as smoke, carbon monoxide or water leaks. These detectors can be a lifeline for anyone with mobility problems such […]

Irish Pendant Alarm Monitoring Costs – Best in Europe?

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Following on from my last post on the “Review of the Scheme of Community Supports for Older People (CSOP) 2010” it’s worth drawing attention to a statement on page thirty of that report:     “This evaluation of […]

Now Available: Review of Scheme of Community Supports for Older People (CSOP)

CSOP Scheme of Community Supports for Older People Review 2010 Ireland Alarms

The full final “Review of the Scheme of Community Supports for Older People” (CSOP) 2009/2010 has just been added to the ‘Telecare Resources‘ section of our website.   The review resulted in the replacement of the CSOP […]

Ireland’s first home call-out service for pendant alarms?

Telecare emergency response service for non-medical alarm activation

  A mobile response service for socially monitored/pendant alarms is now operating in Ireland. Home Response and Assistance Ltd’s 24 hour call-out service, provides trained staff to respond to ‘non-medical’ emergency alarm activations, when family or carers may not […]

Why Choose a Monitored Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detector?

Monitored Carbon Monoxide Alarm / CO Detector Telecare

As most of us are now aware, having a Carbon Monoxide (CO) detector in your home is extremely important. However not so many people are aware that Monitored Carbon Monoxide (CO) detectors give a number of advantages over […]

Hidden Costs of Telecare (Part 7) – Extra Monitoring Charges For Additional Telecare Devices

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So you’ve got a future proofed telecare system? Great! Now check how much you’ll be charged for the monitoring of each additional device. Costs for 24/7 monitoring of telecare devices can add up.  Additional costs […]