Information on monitored medical alarms paid through Disability Allowance
The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) has undertaken an open, competitive selection process for determining which medical alarm suppliers will be accredited to supply monitored medical alarms paid through Disability Allowance.
The Ministry of Social Development has introduced a new accreditation process for suppliers of medical alarms to the over 53,000 clients who have the cost of their monitored medical alarm paid through Disability Allowance.
The reason for these changes is to make sure these clients are supported by a consistent, high quality service, and that the price paid to supply those services represents value for money for our clients, the Ministry and for the Government.
To become an accredited medical alarm supplier, companies have gone through a rigorous accreditation process. In addition suppliers are audited yearly to ensure compliance with the MSD Code of Professional Conduct for Accredited Suppliers of Monitored Medical Alarms.
Nine medical alarm suppliers have been accredited.
They are (in alphabetical order):
- ADT Armourguard (incorporating Signature Security, Eldersafe, HomeGuard, Safe Secure, Careguard, Radius Health)
- BUPA Care Services Ltd (incorporating Guardians, Guardians Help Phone)
- Chubb Medical
- Freedom Medical Alarms (incorporating Freedom Medical Alarms Christchurch, Masterton South Rotary Club (Alarms), Abel Assist)
- Kiwi Concern (NZ) Ltd (incorporating 3C Personal Alarms, Constantly Secure Medical Alarms, AlphaCare Medical Alarms, Help Phone North)
- Safe Link Ltd (incorporating Help Phone Wellington)
- Senior Care Ltd
- St John (incorporating Procare, Safe House)
- Tunstall Lifecare.