Personal alarms for homes with no phone-line (GSM alarms)

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Personal alarms for homes with no phone lines (GSM alarms) are now available in Ireland. If you’re one of the increasing number of people, who has dropped your landline services, this means you can still […]

Use of stents, cardiac pacemakers and other electronic medical aids with telecare [Reader’s question]

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Reader’s question | Can you tell me if the monitored alarm button has any affect on stents fitted? The alarm is needed following cardiac problems   Short answer | Always check this with your chosen […]

Monitored Pendant Alarm | Reader Discount Code

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Our Sponsor, TASK Community Care is offering a special 20% discount* off the cost of their monitored alarm systems to readers of Telecare.ie during March 2019.   This fantastic offer includes their sought after digital […]

Can I buy two monitored pendant alarm buttons for my parents who live in the same household? [Reader’s Question]

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Reader’s Question | Is it possible to buy 2 monitored pendant alarms for my parents who live in the same household.  Could you please give me an idea of costs?   Short Answer | Yes. […]

Telecare.ie – Readers’ Questions

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Since Telecare.ie added our first post in June 2016, we’ve received many great questions and comments from you, our readers, through the online feedback form and also as comments to posts.   It’s not always […]

Seniors Alert Scheme | Brexit Threat?

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The Seniors Alert Scheme could be at risk from Brexit according to Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring.   This appears to be due to the high number of Seniors Alert Scheme monitored […]

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 Independent.ie.   This is a dramatic turnaround, given the under-spend […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Seniors Alert Scheme “Under-subscribed”

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The Seniors Alert Scheme budget allocation has been significantly under-spent for the past four years, as reported by RTE.  According to official figures, government funding of €800,000 earmarked for the scheme in 2016 was not spent. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]