During the past financial year, Silver Chain Alarms has helped 4,718 clients to remain living safely, confidently and independently in their own home.
Silver Chain Alarms began this financial year with the aim of further educating staff about how telecare solutions can help support clients, families and loved ones through every life chapter. This initiative was rolled out to metropolitan and country staff throughout Western Australia and South Australia.
We have also carried out external education sessions for direct care staff at other care organisations, so they too understand how telecare solutions can help support clients, families and loved ones.
The Western Australian State Government released a new line of funding for those who were Seniors Card holders, to allow the card holder to reclaim $200 off the purchase of their alarm. Even though this line of funding was short lived (ending 30 June), it did make a significant difference in the amount of people who were able to apply to purchase an alarm, knowing that they would be financially eased.
Alarms continued to grow nationally through the South Australian Government Rebate Scheme that offered fully funded alarms for eligible South Australian Seniors under the branding of RDNS Alarms. Since last financial year, this number has grown to more than 100 clients.
The purchase of Doctors Safety Line has increased our client base to 8,000 nationally – this has been an exciting acquisition making Alarms the only fully national division of the Silver Chain Group (we have clients in all states and territories).