TASK were proud to be Sponsors of the Canon Hayes Sports Awards 2017. It was a fantastic event & there were some great pictures taken. This has to be one of our favourites. Well done to everyone involved!
Pictured: National Winner - Mark O'Donovan & Shane O'Driscoll, World and European Champions, pictured with their award along with Ronán Bunting of TASK Community Care (Sponsors) and Mary Dorgan (Sport Ireland).
At the Canon Hayes Sports Awards 2017. His Excellency Mr. Muhammad Athar Qureshi, Charge d' Affaires, Embassy of Pakistan, Rowers Mark O'Donovan and Shane O'Driscoll (National Winners), Ronán Bunting (Award Sponsors), and Mr. Umer Mahmood Khan.
We're hiring! Please get in touch if you are interested in this opportunity in the Kerry Limerick & Clare regions...
Under the new Seniors Alert Scheme, it's not only the first (free) years monitoring that matters to older people. All telecare suppliers have provided 5 years monitoring charges to Pobal (who provide the grant funding). These subsequent years monitoring charges should be viewable for Pobal registered community groups on the online portal.
After the participant's free first year's monitoring, TASK charge only €66.00 yearly. That's GUARANTEED for the following 4 YEARS under the scheme.
Our price includes VAT (...which works out at only €53.76 ex VAT per year).
Therefore if you are a community or voluntary organisation registered under the new Seniors Alert Scheme, please ensure older people know what suppliers will be charging them in subsequent years under the scheme.
And remember to compare like with like, by ensuring all prices given to older people are inclusive of VAT.
As many of our customers are farmers or others who live in rural areas and have been with us for many years, it's great to hear TASK panic alarms getting a mention for giving reassurance to Ireland's rural residents on RTE's PrimeTime [from around the 18.00min mark].
The complete RTE episode on rural crime is worth a watch & available on RTE Player for a limited time (17 days left to date). Here's the link...
One important question we were asked at a recent Seniors Alert Scheme information session was about our guarantee on equipment...
As long as TASK 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.
One of the great things about supplying socially monitored alarms is knowing that you bring peace of mind to family members by being there day and night for their loved ones. Many of our customers are farmers or others who live in rural areas and have been with us for many years. Earlier this month we received a lovely email from a County Cork Community Alert Officer, detailing how we were able to assist one farmer in the local area.
One reason the call seems to have got through is that the pendant range was long enough to call for help (that's the distance from the pendant button to the base unit). Our standard pendant range is around 300m and this is the type of incident that shows the importance of pendant alarm range, particularly for anyone living in more rural areas or who spends time outside in the grounds of their home.
We wanted to share the email and it has been reproduced below with the personal details changed...
"Just a quick email, on behalf of the family of Mr Pat O’Brien Co Cork who was saved from a very tricky situation recently by your monitoring centre staff.
Pat is a reasonably active man for his age and still tries to keep his small farm in order.
He was working on a piece of farm machinery (a topper) when it came down and trapped his leg underneath it.
He pressed his alarm button and fortunately the [base unit] in the house was still within range of the [pendant alarm].
The reaction of the monitoring station who could not communicate with Pat, who was outside in the yard, ensured that assistance arrived quickly.
The topper was raised off his leg which fortunately was not broken but he has suffered some nerve damage and is undergoing Physical therapy.
His brother asked me to say a very big Thank You to the staff in TASK."
He is very welcome!
And thank you to the Community Alert Officer for taking the time to email us to let us know the outcome of the incident. And with details of how our brilliant Monitoring Centre Operators responded. Well done everyone!
The bathroom is a place where falls often happen and fall detectors can be invaluable here. People can slip on a wet floor, in the bath, or can even get tired in a hot shower. Grab bars can prevent slips & falls (& we recommend their use) but they wont eliminate the risk completely. However waterproof telecare fall detectors can detect slips & falls. A pull-cord can also be easily added in you bathroom (without the need for wiring) & linked to your telecare system.
One such product is our 'Man Down Alarm' automatic fall detector. It is a combined personal alarm with built in automatic fall detector. The automatic fall detection alert within the device has a built-in tilt sensor. When the device tilts for a set period of time this indicates that a person may have fallen. Alternatively, pressing the red button will generate a call at any time. In this way the Man Down Alarm functions in the same way as a pendant alarm. It works with a telecare base unit to generate a call for help 24hours a day to our Monitoring Centre in Ireland.
The alarm can be used as a pendant alarm/panic button or as an automaic fall detector for people who are elderly or disabled. It can also be appropriate for some individuals with motor control problems, such as those resulting from a stroke or Multiple sclerosis (MS) in cases were the individual may not be able to press a standard pendant alarm button. This type of fall detector can also be used as a safety device by a lone worker in a hazardous environment or where the worker will be alone for prolonged period of time.
l When the sensor detects a tilt of more than 60 degrees, it will start an internal countdown of approximately ten seconds.
l If the sensor comes back to a vertical position within these ten seconds no emergency alarm will be sent.
l If the sensor does not come back to a vertical position, a pre-alarm starts, accompanied by an audible/beeping sound. This audible alarm lasts approximately thirty seconds. The pre-alarm is cancelled if the sensor comes back to a vertical position or if the help call button is pressed within these thirty seconds.
Pressing the central red button of the Man Down Alarm will activate a help call at any time.
To purchase your Man Down Alarm or if you have any questions about any of our fall detectors for your bathroom or elsewhere please contact us.
Are you being charged separately for the monitoring of each telecare device in your home? Instead choose TASK for your telecare monitoring in Ireland and the UK.
Yearly - Ireland €66 / UK £52
Choose TASK to monitor your pendant alarm, and we will monitor any linked telecare devices completely FREE (including other pendant alarms monitored in the same home)
Call us today UK: 0845 304 55 35 or ROI: +353 1 8435889
Call Centre Operators
Full and part-time call required.
The Successful applicant will be required to work independently and as part of a team, dealing with emergency calls within our 24-hour monitoring station.
The position offered requires a unique individual possessing the ability to listen, respond and resolve emergencies in a swift, calm and assured manner
Additional skills - Good knowledge of Microsoft Windows Office. Must have a strong initiative with a positive attitude and be a quick learner.
If you are interested in joining our team please get in touch. We'd love to hear from you.