Our Caller Reassurance for Seniors Program works to improve the emotional quality of life of vulnerable, aged citizens in our community while empowering them to remain engaged in the community and continue to live independent lives. Highly-trained volunteer responders provide regularly scheduled and personalized call-outs to elderly program participants.
Each Caller Reassurance for Seniors Program call-out is tailored to meet the elderly program participant’s needs. We use a case-management approach which includes discussions that range from medical appointment & medication reminders to safety checks to developing a long-term coping plans.
The Caller Reassurance for Seniors Program pilot was developed from comprehensive research into caller data reports. From the tens of thousands of calls placed in 2007 to Distress Centres, nearly half were from regular callers, specifically from senior callers. The agency invited this cohort of callers to participate in a small-scale pilot of this new, dedicated service - the Caller Reassurance Program for Seniors.
Findings from the pilot demonstrated that the service had been essential in helping senior callers continue to live independently in the community and in preventing the downward spiral that can lead to premature and/or unnecessary institutionalization or death by suicide.
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Our goal is to create an emotional safety net for the at-risk and vulnerable seniors in our community and help them to continue to live independently and to prevent the downward spiral that can lead to premature and/or unnecessary institutionalization or death by suicide. We will also work with other senior services providers to ensure a continuum of care, minimizing or eliminating gaps in service.
Please note that due to the demand for service in this program there may be a waiting list. Please check into know current availability.
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