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.

 

Seniors Alert Scheme under Pobal

Step 1. Community Group Register Online with Pobal.

Pendant can be worn on the wrist.

       

To participate in the scheme.

The group must be community based, voluntary and not-for-profit organisation .

Hold a public meeting.Date and record  meeting and name of Committee. Open a bank account for the community if you do not have one allready . Fill out tax cleaarance form. See  documents in next Section below.

1 Registration of Community Group with Pobal  only has to be completed once.

2. TAX Reference No one page Form.

                 

Click on Pobal Seniors Alert Scheme Home Page

If at any stage you have a problem accessing the SAS online system or completing the registration process,

please contact SAS Helpdesk as follows:  

Email:  onlinesupport@pobal.ie  

Tel: 01-5117222    then ext 2

You can also contact me Peter on 0860568155

Guidance Note on Application for a Tax Reference No (TRN)

Form for Tax reference No for voluntary non profit organisations .

How to complete the organisation registration form

Step Two.

Pendant can be worn around the neck.

   A Participant Application Form.

 

 Must be completed and signed by an eligilable person and witnessed by committee member.( Forms kept locally)

Eligilable Older Person.

A person will be eligible for grant aid if he or she is :Aged 65 years or older; And  of limited means or resources ;and Living alone for a significant period during the day  or with another person who meets the eligibility criteria;( Must be made aware of Annual Monitoring Costs.  First year monitoring free for new applications (€66 a year with TASK from year two ) And Resides within geographical area of the relevant group.                

 

Participant Application Form

This form is completed and signed by older person and kept locally by registered Community Group who then apply online with Pobal.

Dated 26/06/2018

Seniors Alert Scheme from Pobal leaflet November 2017

Grant now includes first year monitoring free and
A Community Group can apply for person who is living alone for a significant period of time during the day who is over 65yrs of age.

Step Three.

 

See User Guide  Participants Application  Form Completion  Online

 

The Participant Application
 This contains three short sections which you will need to complete on behalf of the participant.

Many application are been approved in 12 to 24 hours.

 

Step Four . Ordering the Social Alarm.

The group will receive approval for the equipment and be given a 10 digit pin no and asked to phone the No 1 Supplier for their area.

TASK Community Care are the No 1 Supplier for the Counties :

Limerick, Clare and Kerry 

To Order  a Social Alarm  & Pendant from TASK Community Care  contact the Office

01 8435889 or email 

 peterbutler@taskltd.ie    Please use the Download Order Form  in next section.

 

 

 

 

Sept 2018 Order form for Social alarm

Updated 28/08/2018
To Order a Social Alarm and pendant you can ring the office 018435889
or download order form and email peterbutler@taskltd.ie

Peter Butler TASK Community Care Area Representative.

 I am available to show   how Telecare  can help people retain their independence  and live  in their own home  and how the  the Seniors Alert Grant Scheme works particulary for Community Groups in Counties 

Clare , Limerick and Kerry for  whom we are the supplier for Pobal.

To contact me please leave a message : .

1  In the Comment Section below.

2 Or ring my mobile 0860568155.

3 Email peterbutler@taskltd.ie

Kind regards

Peter Butler

Since Sept 2015 we are supplying  the CareLink and Pendant social alarm  under the Seniors Alert Scheme as shown in the photo to the right.

The Social alarm is attached to a landline phone and an electrical socket. He or she can activate a call to the monitoring centre by pressing the red button on the unit or the pendant button that they wear around their wrist or on a lanyard around the neck.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TASK Community Care can supply a CareLink 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 . This  ensure there  is enough  credit on the sim card in the event of an activation in  emergency or moment of concern.

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

 

Important Question at Seniors Alert Scheme Information Meetings.

One important question we were asked at a recent Seniors Alert Scheme information meeting  was about our guarantee on equipment...

As long as we are carrying out your 24-hour monitoring, participants under the Seniors Alert Scheme get a LIFETIME GUARANTEE on the monitored alarm with TASK. That includes battery replacements on your pendant button too

 

 

 

Note: TASK Community Care   can monitor almost all makes of telecare equipment including Bosch, Tunstall, Tynetec, Chubb, TeleAlarm and many others. You can contact their County Meath office on 01 843 5889 with any questions about using them for monitoring of your Seniors Alert Scheme Alarm .

If you require further information.

 

If you require any assistance on the Seniors Alert Scheme  or you would like me to give a presentation you can ring me 

 on 0860568155 or leave a message in the comment box below and I will get back to you a.s.a.p.

 

Kind Regards

Peter Butler.