With more senior Australians now choosing to continue living independently in their own homes, it’s important to consider what financial help is needed to live comfortably and ensure essential services – like medical care, home maintenance or domestic tasks – can be accessed and afforded.
Home care packages are available for eligible seniors in New South Wales to assist with these needs, including safety measures in the home to make it easier to signal for help in a medical emergency or after a fall.
MePACS is a leading provider of medical alert systems around Australia, and our personal alarms have been especially vital to seniors in Sydney. With over 30 years of keeping seniors safe at home and away, we’ve put together some helpful information on what to know and what to look out for in a medical alert system below.
What is a medical alert system Australia?
A medical alert system can go by many names, like an emergency call button or personal response system, but it is perhaps most well known as a personal alarm used to signal for help in the event of a medical emergency or fall.
How does a medical alert system work?
A fully monitored, 24/7 fast response personal alarm service like MePACS reassures our clients that help is only one press of a button away. Our trained, professional response team answer a signal for help within 2 minutes, assess the situation and call the most necessary help on our client’s behalf, whether that is a family member or an ambulance.
Now a personalised and efficient monitored alarm service has multiple benefits, but one may stand out in particular for seniors – with our medical alert pendants, we guarantee that a real person is looking out for your safety and well-being 24/7.
Is a medical alert system available for seniors with a Home Care Package in Port Macquarie, Forster, Great Lakes or Taree, NSW?
Yes! A MePACS medical alert system is available for Home Care Providers to order in north and west Sydney, New South Wales.
Suburbs in north Sydney include Crows Nest, Kirribilli, Cremorne and Lavender Bay. If you’re from west Sydney suburbs, you might live in a local government area of Parramatta, Penrith, Holroyd or Blacktown.
Further up the coast, you might know or be a senior living in Port Macquarie, Forster, Great Lakes or Taree – it’s a beautiful area for leisurely living!
We have technicians who can provide a professional installation of our personal alarms in Sydney, including the north and west suburbs as well as self-installation options too.
However, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, this is subject to change. So it is best to speak with our sales team on 1800 685 329 to be aware of the current situation.
MePACS Personal Alarms in north and west Sydney
A MePACS Home and Mobile Alarm Bundle is ideal for home care clients who may be prone to falls, recovering from surgery or frequently feel unwell due to an ongoing medical condition. At the press of their medical alert pendant, help is available from our response team anytime of the day or night.
With automatic fall detection now on the MePACS Mobile Alarm and a dedicated response team of trained professionals guaranteed to answer, our clients know they can rely on MePACS to call for the right help fast.
Ready to join MePACS? Have your Home Care Provider order through our dedicated HCP form at the link below or call our team on 1800 685 329.
Government funded medical alert systems in Sydney
If you’re looking for free medical alert systems for seniors, a Home Care Package can cover the cost of a government funded personal alarm. Depending on the tier (from level one to four), a medical alert for seniors who live in north or west Sydney can be purchased through home care funding under ‘Assistive Technology’, as well as through the Commonwealth Home Support Program.
- 24/7 monitoring by a trained response team
- Falls detection
- Two-way communication with MePACS
- One-button press to signal for help
- Discreet and lightweight design
And why do Home Care Providers choose MePACS? Our collaboration with Home Care Providers across Australia ensures our clients can access our service through their home care funding, which assists many seniors to live the independent and active lifestyle they deserve.
78% of Home Care Providers surveyed recommend MePACS to their clients. We work together with Home Care Providers and their clients to personally ensure the best outcome is achieved for everyone.