New Seniors Alert Scheme launched today

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The Minister for Rural & Community Development, Michael Ring TD, today (19 October) launched the new Seniors Alert Scheme in Summerhill, Co. Meath. The Department of Rural and Community Development has allocated €2.3 million for […]

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

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  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 […]

Owner of Emergency Response (Wexford) wrestling with “unsustainable debt burden”

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The UK-based private equity owner of Wexford personal alarm supplier Emergency Response, has been wrestling with an “unsustainable debt burden” according to a report in the Sunday Times (UK – subscription access).   Wexford-based Emergency Response Ltd, […]

Telecare devices: what’s available?

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Many telecare devices can connect to the same ‘base-unit‘ meaning most can be easily added to an existing pendant alarm system. However, because there are many different types of telecare devices available, it can sometimes be difficult to remember […]

Seniors Alert Scheme funding cut by €300,000

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  A decision to slash funding for the Seniors Alert Scheme has been slammed as “disgraceful” by Independent TD Mattie McGrath. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the cut was confirmed to him in a Parliamentary Question he put to […]

5 Telecare 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 […]

Pendant Alarms – 5 Questions Before You Buy

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When choosing a pendant alarm or telecare system, most people simply want an emergency button that’s reliable. One that will call for help when they can’t reach a telephone. Quality & reliability should always be your top considerations. But how […]

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)

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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?

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  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 […]