Benefits of having a Freedom Medical Alarm
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Benefits of a Freedom Medical Alarm
The Freedom Medical Alarm service provides the following unique service benefits:
- A direct connection to medical emergency triage specialists, so clients receive the right help in the right timeframe.
- Any ambulance charges resulting from the use of a Freedom Medical Alarm are included free of charge as part of our service.
- Freedom Medical Alarms installs a key safe with every installation , which enables quick access for paramedics in an emergency.
- Connection to specialist community health services via HealthcareNZ Limited, who can provide post-accident support if required.
By having a direct connection to an emergency ambulance service, a response to a Freedom Medical Alarm removes the need to transfer important information such as your address details, medical history, and key information to enable the paramedic’s quick access into your home. All of your primary data is accessible to the emergency communications staff at the time of the activation and through the medical emergency triage process the client’s current status can be determined. This means a faster response, better tailored to your needs.
Freedom Medical Alarms is partly owned by HealthCareNZ Limited, which delivers in-home support services through its specialist division HealthCare New Zealand. If you’re also a client of HealthCare New Zealand, triggering an alarm will enable a report with the HealthCare New Zealand coordination staff. This information is used to identify patterns of behaviour (e.g. regular falling episodes), provides indicators for reassessment and/or additional support, and identifies clients who have been transported.
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The private rental cost of medical alarms in NZ is just $19.95 per week and includes the lease of equipment, installation fee, and ongoing maintenance and monitoring. What’s more, the first month is free* when you sign up! If you are a Private Care NZ client, you will be paying the reduced rate of $ 13.75 weekly if not funded.
Freedom Medical Alarms is a Work and Income New Zealand (WINZ) accredited supplier and approved by the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) you can get the medical alarm system fully funded, provided you are eligible for the special Disability Allowance.
Find out if you are eligible by visiting the MSD website, or better yet, talk to a specialist from the Freedom Medical Alarms team who will explain to you in detail about the criteria and any other questions you have.