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.
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.
Registered Community Groups in Clare , Limerick and Kerry Order Form.
To Order a Social Alarm and pendant you can ring the office 018435889
or download order form and email firstname.lastname@example.org
Peter Butler TASK Community Care Area Representative.
I am available to meet and show Community Groups who are applying for Social Alarms and Pendants for persons
under the Seniors Alert Grant Scheme
Clare , Limerick and Kerry for whom we are the supplier for Pobal.
I am also available to speak with and meet Community Groups that have installed TASK Community Care
social alarms in the past who want to replace pendant buttons or add a bogus call button or other sensor.
To contact me please leave a message : .
1 In the Comment Section below.
2 Or ring my mobile 0860568155.
3 Email email@example.com
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.
No Landline Phone .No Problem
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
- TASK Community Care, Ireland’s longest established telecare company also provides one year free monitoring for all participants under the new Seniors Alert Scheme.
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 .
Step 1. Community Group Register Online with Pobal.
To participate in the scheme.
The group must be community based, voluntary and not-for-profit organisation .
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:
Tel: 01-5117222 then ext 2
You can also contact me Peter on 0860568155
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. (€66 a year with TASK) And Resides within geographical area of the relevant group.
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.
To Order a Social Alarm & Pendant from TASK Community Care contact the Office
Email firstname.lastname@example.org Download Order Form at the top of this page.