Pendant alarm – Weather Warning Advice – for users of monitored alarms

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Pendant alarms can be a lifeline anytime, but during disruptive weather conditions they can be even more important. That’s why it can be beneficial to know some functions of your monitored alarm – ideally before the bad weather hits.   Cold weather hazards can […]

Limerick pensioners warned to install safety alarms after suspicious death of 78-year-old

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GARDAÍ in Limerick have advised elderly people to acquire personal safety alarms to help them deal with a growing sense of fear in the wider local community. The advice follows the death of Rosie Hanrahan, […]

Seniors Alert Scheme – Countrywide ‘Information Meetings’ Announced

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Changes to the Seniors Alert Scheme, will be outlined at a series of events due to take place across Ireland. The ‘information meetings’ being run by Pobal, will take place during November & December.  You can register to attend the […]

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

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  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 […]

Sleeping pills increase danger of falls, fractures in older users (New Study)


Taking prescribed sleeping pills to treat insomnia may increase the risk of falling for older adults, according to new research.   You might think that if older adults are prescribed sleep medication, their risk of falling would reduce because […]

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 […]

Pobal calls for personal alarm applications under the Seniors Alert Scheme

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Pobal is calling on community groups around the country to avail of supports for personal alarms for the elderly under the Seniors Alert Scheme (SAS). The move follows recent criticism of Pobal’s €800,000 underspend in the scheme’s 2016 […]

Seniors Alert Scheme funding: visualised 2006 – 2016

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*Seniors Alert Scheme 2010 funding amount (€3.1  million) is the allocated amount for that year. The actual expenditure is unconfirmed.     Seniors Alert Scheme funding – data in tabular format:   Year Amount (millions) 2006 € […]

Seniors Alert Scheme – Pobal Review

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As part of the Seniors Alert Scheme (SAS) review announced in August 2016, Pobal has issued a Request for Information (RFI). Pobal has stated this request is a “market sounding exercise to obtain market information in respect […]

5 Lifeline Alarms For Your Elderly Parent (…pendant alarm buttons NOT included)

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  If you’re concerned about an elderly parent or family member’s ability to live safely at home, you may already have considered buying them a pendant alarm. Many people start thinking about emergency lifeline buttons after […]

6 Ways Telecare Can Help Carers

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  #1 Reduces Fear – Pendant alarms and telecare can reduce the fear that the person you care for could suffer a fall and be left lying alone when you are not there. With telecare […]