19 Jun 22

Caring for a person living with disability? A personal alarm can support their safety.

MePACS Team | NDIS News & Info

Living with a disability can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to mean sacrificing safety and peace of mind. That’s where a monitored personal alarm service comes in. People with disabilities and their carers deserve to know that their safety is a top priority. And in case of a medical emergency, timely and personalised help is crucial.

At MePACS, we’ve been providing personal alarm services across Australia for over 30 years, supporting thousands of clients living with disability to feel safe and secure, both at home or away. Our 24/7 monitoring service ensures that help is always just a button press away, giving peace of mind to both clients and their families.

With MePACS, you can trust that you’ll receive reliable and professional support when you need it most.


How can a personal alarm device assist carers of people living with disability?

MePACS personal alarms are small, wearable safety devices that can be activated by a single button press in the event of a medical emergency; sending a signal for help to our 24/7 response centre, where trained monitors are ready to respond promptly and provide the necessary assistance. This can include notifying emergency services or contacting the client’s designated carer or family member.

Knowing that their loved one has access to a personal alarm service means that carers can be reassured that help is always close at hand in case of an emergency. For instance, if a person living with disability experiences a sudden fall, medical emergency or feels unsafe, they can simply press the button.

This can help alleviate some of the stress and worry that comes with caring for someone you love, and can allow carers to have more freedom and independence in their own lives. It can also potentially provide some relief to overnight carers as it can reduce the need for constant vigilance.

As a fully monitored alarm service, MePACS can provide the client’s medical information to emergency services, so they can prioritise the call and reduce the time it takes for paramedics to arrive.

Clients like Leon, Theresa, and Jess and  have all relied on the MePACS personal alarm service to help them stay safe and independent.


Personal Alarms funded by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

MePACS is an approved NDIS provider, with a range of personal alarms and accessoried to suit various abilities and lifestyles – including in-home alarm, mobile alarms and watch alarms,

MePACS Home & Mobile bundle is a popular choice for many of our clients living with disability, so they can feel safe and secure at home and away. The bundle includes a home alarm setup, and a separate mobile device that works anywhere in Australia with good mobile reception.

The MePACS Solo Watch is an innovative all-in-one alarm solution, which is best suited for people with touchscreen experience and good dexterity. It works at home and outdoors, and also has GPS location and falls detection, along with many other features.

Just like the Mobile alarm, it has 2-way voice communication, so in an emergency the wearer can talk directly with the monitor through the watch.

All the MePACS alarms have 4G technology and do not require a mobile phone plan or the NBN.


Personal Alarm Accessories and Mobility Aids

With accessories or aids available to help those with a disability that impacts dexterity, vision, touch, balance or mobility, MePACS personal alarm devices can be tailored towards diverse needs and lifestyles. For example, a vibrating pendant is beneficial for hearing and visually impaired people.

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Applying for a MePACS personal alarm through the NDIS

NDIS funding for a MePACS personal alarm device is available in both Core Support and Capital Support categories, under Assistive Technology.

The following codes should be used when allocating the funding from on the NDIA register:

Core Supports: Item Number 03_131_0103_1_1

Capital Supports: Item Number 05_222718261_0103_1_2

If you have already received funding or intend to purchase a MePACS alarm privately, you can order a MePACS personal alarm by clicking the button below.

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Want to know more about personal alarm devices funded by the NDIS? Contact us on 1800 685 329 or send us a message through the Contact form.