How Do I ?

Personal Alarms

Alarm Button

You can apply to your local Community Group for a Personal Alarm. You do not pay to have the alarm installed if you qualify but you will have to pay the monitoring fee each year.

If you are a community group you can apply to the Department of Environment, Community & Local Government Equality & Gaeltacht Affairs to receive funding to administer this scheme.

Community and Voluntary Supports Division
Customs House
Dublin 1
Ireland

Contact your local Community Liaison Garda or your local Garda Station for further information.

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Click to download the Seniors Alert Handbook

PERSONAL ALARMS

For more information in Co Louth on personal alarms contact your local garda station

 

Garda Stations in Louth:

 

Ardee Garda Station
Ardee
041-6853222

 

 

 

Blackrock Garda Station
Blackrock
042-9322194

 

 

 

Carlingford Garda Station
Carlingford
042-9373102

 

 

 

Clogherhead Garda Station
Clogherhead
041-9822222

 

 

 

Collon Garda Station
Collon
041-9826102

 

 

 

Drogheda Garda Station
Drogheda
041-9874200

 

 

 

Dromad Garda Station
Dromad
042-9358680

 

 

 

Dundalk Garda Station
Dundalk
042-9388440

 

 

 

Dunleer Garda Station
Dunleer
041-6851202

 

 

 

Hackballscross Garda Station
Hackballscross
042-9377142

 

 

 

Laytown Garda Station
Laytown
041-9827074

 

 

 

Louth Garda Station
Louth
042-9374102

 

 

 

Omeath Garda Station
Omeath
042-9375175

 

 

 

Seniors Alert Scheme

 

The Senior Alert Scheme can be accessed through a registered community group in your area.  The grant will cover the following items:

 

  • Monitored Personal Alarm (basic telecare): €250
  • Additional Pendant/Reinstallation €50

 

For further information on the Seniors Alert Scheme contact your local Garda Station (number above)
Telecare

Telecare is another area which can support people living longer healthier lives in their own homes.

How does it work?

  • It allows people to live independently at home
  • Calls can be received at 24 hour monitoring centres within seconds
  • The remote monitoring centres can contact your contacts – Friends, Neighbours, Relatives, Carers, Emergency Services

How Can I Get It?

You can get TeleCare in 2 ways

 Through the Statutory Grant

 Or

 Private Purchase

 

 The Grant – Seniors Alert Scheme

You need to get this through a registered community group in your area. The grant will cover the following items:

Monitored Personal Alarm (Basic TeleCare)               €250

Additional Pendant/Reinstallation                             €50

County Louth Registered Groups for Senior Alert Scheme

  • St. Vincent de Paul Dundalk, Dundalk Blackrock Ardee Omeath Carlingford Castlebellingham, Liam Tynan, 042 9339056
  • Kilkerley Community Alert Scheme, Dundalk, Charlie Geoghegan, 0429377645
  • Monasterboice Community Text Alert, Monasterboice Parish, Anthony Callery, 0419831928
  • Drogheda Senior Citizens Interest Group, Drogheda Ardee Laytown, Pauline Connor, 041 9846753/1800 200 459
  • AIT NA NDAOINE TEO, Dundalk, Andrea Connolly, 042 9334984
  • Togher Community Project Group LTD, Togher Dysart Dillinstown Drumcar Annagassan, Michael Lynch, 0416852375
  • Dundalk Social Service Council, Dundalk, Elizabeth Duffy, 0429332848
  • Cooley Community Alert, Carlingford, Hugh O Hanlon, 0857608649
  • Drogheda Community Services Trust, Drogheda, Rita Lambe, 041 9836084

 

Private Purchase

TeleCare is very cost effectively priced. Most companies do a rental option as well as outright purchase. There are a range of additional sensors that you can purchase that will allow you to manage risks in the home including:

  •   Monitored Fall Detector
  •   Bogus Caller Button
  •   Epilepsy Sensor
  •   Medication Reminder
  •   Heat Extremes Sensor
  •   Flood Detector
  •   Wandering Alert

For further information please contact any of the below:

 

 List of Service ProvidersCompany Name Telephone Number Email Website Areas Covered
Emergency Response Ltd 1850 247 999 sales@emergencyresponse.ie www.tunstallemergencyresponse.ie 32 Counties
TASK Community Care 01-8435889 info@taskltd.ie www.taskltd.ie Nationwide
eircom PhoneWatch 1850 753 753 sales@phonewatch.ie www.phonewatch.ie All 32 Counties
Fold TeleCare 047-52375 maura.oreilly@foldgroup.co.uk www.foldgroup.co.uk The whole 32 counties
McElwaine SMART Technologies Ltd 048 677 24888 info@mcelwaine-smart.com                        and                                                         marcus@mcelwaine-smart.com www.mcelwaine-smart.com McElwaine SMART Technologies Ltd operate our full scope of services throughout the 32 Counties
Alertline 1890 22 44 22 info@alertline.ie Alertline.ie National