Purpose of TeleCare
TeleCare is a telephone program that promotes social engagement and personal connection. The program’s goal is to offer an opportunity for companionship and socialization that many older adults might not otherwise receive.
As we age, living alone can present challenges to independent living. TeleCare wants to empower older adults and encourage them to stay independent. Many older adults feel secure that a volunteer will call them each day. Over time, TeleCare volunteers will know if an older adult is exhibiting unusual behavior. They are trained to contact ElderServe staff if an older adult is exhibiting unusual behavior or does not answer a scheduled phone call.
To be eligible for TeleCare, a person must be
- 60 years of age or older;
- 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; and
- Able to understand and consent to the terms and conditions of the program.
For information, contact the TeleCare Coordinator at 502.587.8673.