Seniors Alert Scheme .

The objective of the Seniors Alert Scheme is to encourage community support for vulnerable older people in our communities through the provision of personal monitored alarms to enable older persons, of limited means, to continue to live securely in their homes with confidence, independence and peace of mind.






Eligilable Older Person.

Pendant can be worn as
a watch or attached around the neck with a Safety lanyard with a break away clip.


A person will be eligible for grant aid if he or she is :

Aged 65 years or older; and   of limited means or resources .

Living alone for a significant period during the day  or with another person who meets the eligibility criteria.

Grant can only be applied for by a Registered Community Group with Pobal And applicant Resides within geographical area of the relevant group.   

( Applicant  must be made aware of Annual Monitoring Costs.  First year monitoring free for new applications since Nov 2017 

(€66 a year with TASK from year two  onwards  ) 



Participant Application Form-Sept 2021

Type of Equipment available.
Base & Pendant Landline .Base & Pendant GSM .
Base & Pendant Digital.
You can Email 0r 0860568155.

Three Types of Equipment under Seniors Alert Scheme .

Tick one only - and confirm question ?

Base & Pendant GSM . Does the Participant understand they are responsible for payment of 

Sim Credit ? Confirm Yes (on form )

The GSM Base Unit & Pendant +( an a  Second  pendant when a second form complted for other eligable at the same adress ) and Installation plus first year monitioring .

The Participant must be aware that the cost for Sim Credit is €6 a month (paid by direct debit ) or €72 annually.

Eircode now Required Under Seniors Alert Scheme


It is good practice to request eircodes from the Participants as this will help the installers find the address. Many addresses in Ireland are not unique, and the eircode allows them to readily identify the correct address.


In the event that a pendant is pressed and the Emergency Services are requested.

The Ambulance Control will request the Eircode .it will save time and maybe even a life .

For that reason, Eircodes will be a Mandatory field in the new Seniors Alert Scheme . So let’s start getting into the habit of requesting and checking Eircodes. If the participants do not know their eircode., you can search quickly by clicking on the  

       Eircode Finder website

The CareLink Landline .

The CareLink alarm  base unit is  connected to the  Landline connection and an electrical socket.

The person can activate a call to the 24/7  Monitoring Centre by Pressing the Red Button on the Unit or the Button worn as a wrist watch our around the Neck.


No Landline No Problem


TASK Community Care can supply a CareLink  alarm and Pendant that uses the GSM network to phone our 24hour monitoring centre  when the red button on the unit or the button on the pendant is activated .

The   sim card  is placed in and left in the base unit. A monthly  fee is charged and paid   by a bank standing order to TASK Community Care or the older person can pay  annual fee.  

A grant is available for a Base & Pendant GSM for persons over 65years of Age when applied for by registered community groups with Pobal.





IP telecare alarms are suitable for homes with Broadband and/or WiFi, regardless of whether or not a phoneline is also present

Equipment Replacement Form June 2021

This is the one Page Equipment Replacement Form from Pobal. 2021
which can be used for various reasons ( Broken, Change of Equipment Type to landline or GSM). if the warranty from Supplier has expire

No 1 type of alarm installed prior to 2000. No 2 after 2006.
No 3 after 2011 .

Seniors Alert Scheme Pobal.


 Click on Links below for further information.

List of Registered Groups with Pobal.

Seniors Alert Scheme Pobal.





 Personal alarms and telecare for elderly and vulnerable people, are available during the coronavirus pandemic,  the Seniors Alert Scheme also continues to operate, with the  government grant.

If you require any assistance on the Seniors Alert Scheme , Ordering a Personal Alarm & Pendant or other Telecare Products  you can contact  me 

  1. 0860568155
  2. Email  
  3. Office 018435889

Kind Regards

Peter Butler.