The Senior Alert Scheme (SAS), supported by Pobal, offers a personal monitored alarm system (pendant alarm) to people over the age of 65 for a year. The equipment is free with monitoring also free for the first year. Its availability was recently extended to those not living alone, having previously only been available to single occupant households.
The objective of the SAS is to encourage community support for vulnerable older people in 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.
To check your eligibility for the scheme, contact the organisation offering the alarms in your area on the List of Registered SAS Organisations. This list is updated regularly, with the most recent list available on the Pobal website here.