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TELE-CARE

(Senior Citizens Friendly Reassurance Services)


Table of Contents

  1. What is Tele-Care?
  2. What is the basic purpose of Tele-Care?
  3. Who does Tele-Care reach?
  4. What if telephone contact is not made?
  5. How can I get more information about Tele-Care?

What is Tele-Care?

Tele-Care is a service which provides a telephone contact to senior citizens. There is no fee for the service, but donations are accepted. the answer to the question.]

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What is the basic purpose of Tele-Care?

The basic purpose of this service is to help satisfy the desire of older people to live more independently in their own home and have a daily phone call to assure their health and safety. The Tele-Care callers also have knowledge of other community services offered to the senior citizens and, thus are a great "Information and Referral" source.

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Who does Tele-Care reach?

Tele-Care is extremely beneficial for those older persons who live alone or who are temporarily alone. For them, a telephone call at an arranged hour once a day may mean the difference between life and death.

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What if telephone contact is not made?

If the telephone contact is not made at the appointed time, an emergency phone call is made to a designated neighbor, friend or family member. Your emergency contact person will check on you to be sure you are all right.

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How can I get more information about Tele-Care?

Please call the Wayne County Senior Citizens Services (734) 727-7373 and ask for the Tele-Care Program.

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