Community alarms and Telecare
- Category: Home care
- Last Updated: 31 March 2017
- What is a lifeline?
- Who can benefit from a lifeline?
- How much does it cost?
- Contact Ryecare for more information
The Service provides users with the reassurance that if they need assistance, at any time of day or night, they can quickly summon the right kind of help.
A Lifeline is a unit which is fitted in your home, which uses a telephone connection to automatically dial and call for help. To summon help a user need only press a red button on an alarm pendant or alarm unit and a call will automatically be made to Ryecare Support Centre which is based in Malton and is open 24 hours a day 365 days of the year.
Local trained operators then:
- know who the caller is and where they live
- are able to determine their problem and summon help
- know who the emergency contacts are and keyholders are
- have details of the customers GP and any medical problems that they may have.
Residents of Ryedale who are:-
- older people
- worried about living alone
- young or old with a disability
- concerned about a vulnerable relative or friend
- family members who will be afforded peace of mind
The current cost for using the Ryecare system is £5.08 per week, £66.04 per quarter (1 April 2017).
Telephone 01653 600666.