Telephone Reassurance for Seniors
With the onset of COVID-19, the number of home-bound and isolated seniors has skyrocketed, creating the highest demand we’ve ever seen for starting a telephone reassurance program.
Many seniors, especially those who live alone, are feeling lonely, isolated, and unsafe. In fact, over a quarter of people over age 60 live alone, according to a Pew Research Survey, and one American senior falls every second of every day.
These seniors often don’t have family members or friends nearby, and they may not leave their homes due to health reasons. As a result, many rely on their communities for support and help if something were to go wrong.
A tried and true way to help them is by offering them access to a telephone reassurance program.
Program benefits are:
- Support elders who want to remain independent
- Daily checkups promote health and wellbeing
- Make old age not a job for children or grandchildren
- Save money on healthcare costs for senior citizens
If you are interested in becoming a Telephone Reassurance Volunteer for Volunteers on the Shore please contact us using our inquiry form here. Or visit Upper Shore Aging senior volunteer opportunities for providing this type of service.
Telephone recipients are needed once a day, to check on a designated senior’s well being and to engage in brief conversation with them.
Contact Info: ph 410.708.6610