As a registered NDIS provider, the mCareWatch and associated service plans can be funded through the NDIS. If you are an Occupational Therapist, Agency or a Self Managed NDIS Participant, ask us for a quote.
By purchasing the mCareWatch, you are not only getting Australia’s first 4G SIM-enabled personal emergency smart watch, but also the peace of mind knowing your loved ones wearing the watch can contact you anytime and call for help when required. Our mCareWatch includes more features than mCareMate. Check out our comparison table below.
mCareMate is a discreet personal alarm that can be independently worn without the need to connect to a base station or landline. It was developed after extensive consultation with individuals, families and organisations that support the elderly and people with disabilities, and builds on our existing suite of specialised caring technology solutions.
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“My son has been wearing the mCareWatch since December 2015 and it has saved his life a couple of times.”
“There was some initial reluctance about wearing it because it was something new, but once he saw that the other kids consider it just another cool device there was no going back.”
“I am very happy with the mCareWatch and think it is a wonderful product. My husband has dementia and is wearing the watch every day and I now feel a little more peace of mind knowing that he is wearing the watch. I am able to find out where he is through my mobile app and also call him and the watch automatically answers when I call which is great as he doesn’t need to remember to press any buttons on the watch.”
Jenny Owen describes the day her son, Dylan Owen-Buoy went missing as the worst of her life. Dylan is a young adult living with autism, uncontrolled epilepsy and an intellectual disability. He wondered off whilst he was attending his day care program without anyone noticing and got lost. Hours have passed and nobody was able to locate Dylan despite the extensive search party that was mobilised, including a police helicopter. Thankfully, Dylan was found safe and well by some friendly construction workers on a building site he’d wandered onto. The relief for all concerned was enormous.
Jenny wanted to make sure this never happened again. She resumed her research for a reliable and descreet, all-in-one solution that would give her the peace of mind that Dylan is safe and has the ability to activate a personal alarm if in need. She saw the mCareWatch personal alarm on TV and the demonstration of it’s GPS capabilities, customised reminders, mobile phone capabilities and geofence breach alerts won her over and she was willing to give it a go.
“It is very common for children with autism to be very tactile defensive and dislike wearing objects. As such, Dylan had some initial reluctance about wearing the mCareWatch personal alarm because it was something new, but once he saw that the other kids consider it just another cool device there was no going back,” Jenny explains. He loves the watch and enjoys the social phone calls he is getting from his friends who regularly check on him. It has given him the sense of freedom and connectivity he hasn’t experienced before.
“Once you know about the mCareWatch, it’s just common sense,” says Jenny. “In our ‘after mCareWatch’ time we have breathing space and so much peace of mind. He has so much more freedom now. It’s just brilliant. It’s just chopped so much of the worry away.”
Jenny was able to get FAHCSIA funding to help pay for the watch and has been a passionate advocate of the personal alarm technology ever since.
There are a number of funding options that you might want to consider depending on your personal circumstances. Further information, links and contact details for NDIS, Autism Spectrum Disability, Dementia Assistance, Assistive Technology and Equipment grants and more could be found via the link below.