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Safety and Protection

Personal Alarms

 

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 Community Equality & Gaeltacht Affairs to receive funding to administer this scheme.

The full address for the Government Department is Department of Community Equality & Gaeltacht Affairs, Tubbercurry, Sligo, Co. Sligo.

Contact your local Community Liaison Garda or your local Garda Station for further information. The local Office is:

Marie Hayes
Development Manager
County Louth C.I.S
4 Adelphi Court, Long Walk, Dundalk, Co.Louth

For more information on personal alarms contact:

St. Vincent de Paul
Dundalk
Tel: 042 9339056

Seniors Alert – Grant Levels
Grant levels (incl. Installation) Max GrantMonitored Personal Alarm (w pendant) €250
Monitored Smoke Detector (per unit) €75
Monitored Carbon Monoxide Detector (per unit) €100
Additional Pendant/Reinstallation €50
External Security Lights €120
Internal Emergency Lighting €50

The following are the local groups you can contact to acquire a personal alarm

Ait na Daoine, Carlingford Community Alert, Community Alert, Cooley Community Alert, Clogherhead & Callystown Leisure Group, Drogheda Community Services, Drogheda Senior Citizen Interest Group, Dundalk Active Retirement Group, Dundalk Social Services Council, Dunleer Neighbourhood Watch, Glenmore Castletowncooley Comm Alert, Haggardstown & Dublin Road Comm. Alert, Kilkerley Comm Alert, Kilsaran Castlebellingham Comm Alert, Knockbridge Community Alert, Monasterboice Community Alert, Omeath District Development, Ravensdale & District Community Alert, Seatown Neighbourhood Watch Committee, Sliabh Breagh Mullameelan NeighbourWatch, Smarmore & District Community Alert, Togher Community Project Group, Womens Lifestyle Devt Group Ltd, SVDP Blackrock, SVDP Dundalk Jocelyn Street St Ronan's Conference, SVDP Dundalk Jocelyn Street St Ronan's Conference , SVDP Tallanstown.

Telecare and Telehealth

How does it work?

  • Living Independently At Home
  • Calls received at 24 hour monitoring centre within seconds
  • 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

List of Registered Groups in Co. Louth

This is the list of groups currently registered with the Department and listed on their website. You can contact the Department on 071-9107818.

Area of Coverage of Organisation

Contact Person

Contact Number

Dundalk - Muirhevnamor / Coxes Demesne / Dundalk Town

Andrea Connolly

(042) 9334984

Regional

Elizabeth Duffy

(042) 9332848

Mid & North County Louth

Liam Tynan

(042) 9331641

rogheda & surrounding areas

Margaret McCullen

(041) 9836084

Dundalk & surrounding areas

Eithne Mac Caffrey

(042) 9337108

Dundalk Town/ Great Northen Haven/ Barrack St.

Patrick Kerins

(042) 9370361

Drogheda / South Louth and East Meath

Maeve Healy

(041) 9841970

Monasterboice Parish

Philomena McGovern

(041) 9835744

Ravensdale / Jenkinstown

Margaret Loughran

(042) 9380713

Ardee & Part of Collon

Michael Rice

(041) 6853717

Annagassan / Togher / Clogherhead

Michael Lynch

(041) 6852375

  

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

 

List of Service Providers

Company Name

Telephone Number

Email

Website

Areas Covered

Emergency Response Ltd

1850 247 999

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www.tunstallemergencyresponse.ie

32 Counties

TASK Community Care

01-8435889

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www.taskltd.ie

Nationwide

eircom PhoneWatch

1850 753 753

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www.phonewatch.ie

All 32 Counties

Fold TeleCare

047-52375

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www.foldgroup.co.uk

The whole 32 counties

McElwaine SMART Technologies Ltd

048 677 24888

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www.mcelwaine-smart.com

McElwaine SMART Technologies Ltd operate our full scope of services throughout the 32 Counties

Alertline

1890 22 44 22

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Alertline.ie

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