For older adults who live alone, a simple phone call can brighten a day. With TeleCare, volunteers call isolated seniors to check on their well-being. The weekday calls give many older adults a sense of security, and reducing loneliness can improve health.
As volunteers get to know our clients, they might notice changes in behavior that warrant concern. If so, they notify ElderServe staff if something seems unusual – or if a client fails to answer a scheduled call.
To be eligible for TeleCare, a person must be:
- At least 60 years old.
- In need of reliable social contact and/or wellness check.
- Able to use the phone independently and converse with volunteers.
- Able to receive a phone call at a scheduled time.
- Able to understand and consent to the terms and conditions of the program.
For information about receiving or making TeleCare calls, contact the TeleCare Coordinator at 502.587.8673.