What is the Seniors Alert Scheme?
The objective of the Seniors Alert Scheme (SAS) 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.
Funding is available under the scheme towards the purchase of equipment by a registered organisation i.e. personal alarm and pendant. Funding is made available by the Department of Rural and Community Development.
The equipment is funded via Pobal and made available through community, voluntary and not-for-profit organisations registered with Pobal under the SAS.
Who is eligible to apply for an alarm?
A person will be eligible if he or she is:
How does it work?
Older people get a free personal alarm or pendant. The alarm can be worn as a pendant or around the wrist like a watch. When pressed it connects wirelessly to a base unit, usually attached to a phone. The base unit immediately sends a call to a 24 hour monitoring centre.
How much will it cost?
It's free. You will get the equipment with one year's monitoring. The scheme is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development and administered by Pobal. However, after year 1 you will be asked to pay the monitoring fee. Charges will vary by service provider and the type of alarm or pendant supplied. Your local group can advise you.
How do you get an alarm?
Simply contact a local community or voluntary group operating the scheme in your area and they will apply on your behalf. The list of approved registered groups is on the Pobal website.
Longford Warmer Homes CLG is a registered and approved group in the County Longford area.
Please contact us for more information on: 043 3393255 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
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