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 […]

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 […]

Upcoming Telehealthcare Events (UK)

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Occupational Therapists, Community Nurses, Hospital Discharge Teams or anyone working in the HSE or Community Sector with an interest in finding out more about current healthcare technologies, could be well served by attending one of UK […]

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 […]

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: 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 € […]

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 […]

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 […]

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?

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 […]