Care Alert Smart Dialler

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Care Alert Smart Dialler

Australian Red Cross recently commenced a free service assisting elderly, vulnerable people to have a “Care Alert Smart Dialler” installed in their home.

For eligible customers the full cost of this Personal Alert System ($380) and ongoing professional monitoring ($250 per annum) is covered by the SA Government. 

To be eligible for the government rebate you must:

  • be aged 75 years or older (65 years or older if you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent)
  • have a Centrelink or Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) Pensioner Concession Card
  • be a permanent resident of South Australia
  • be at high risk of falls
  • suffer from a major medical or chronic condition that requires an immediate and urgent response in an emergency
  • have sufficient physical and cognitive function to wear and operate the alert system
  • be willing to wear the alert system while in your residence and to activate it if necessary

If you are interested in finding out more visit:  or contact your local Australian Red Cross office in Port Pirie and Clare.