Seniors Alert Scheme – Pobal Review

pobal sas

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)

telecare for elderly at home

  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 […]

Hidden Costs of Telecare (Part 1) Pendant Alarm Battery

Pendant alarm button

The battery on your emergency pendant should last around 3-5 years. However, this will depend on its quality and how often it’s pressed. Some companies charge every time the battery needs replaced (typically around €45 in Ireland). To avoid any nasty surprises […]

Consent, Capacity, Ethics – Event For Healthcare Professionals

Medical Ethics, Consent, Capacity & End Of Life Care

A one-day conference is taking place on 22nd June 2016 in the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin entitled Medical Ethics, Consent, Capacity & End Of Life Care. It will examine the law relating to caring for vulnerable adults, […]