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 […]

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 […]

Seniors Alert Scheme spend quadruples to nearly €7 million

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The Department of Rural and Community Development increased 2018 expenditure to Pobal for the Seniors Alert Scheme to nearly €7 million. Dormant Accounts Funding was also used, to meet “additional and exceptional demands of the Scheme”. […]

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, […]

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 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 […]

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 “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. […]

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 € […]

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 […]