Maryland Department of Aging Offers a Free Telephonic Service to Check on Maryland Seniors
Maryland is the very first state in the country to offer a free telephonic service to check on the older population all across the state. This opt-in telephone service, Senior Call Check, ensures our state’s beloved seniors are regularly checked in on so they can stay safe and their loved ones can have peace of mind. Here, the home care specialists at Avila Home Care provide a brief overview of the Senior Call Check program and the benefits to seniors and their families all across the state of Maryland.
Daily Telephone Calls to Maryland Seniors Help Ensure Their Safety During COVID-19
The Senior Call Check works by placing a phone call every day to a senior participating in the program. These calls will come at a regularly scheduled time between 8 am and 4 pm in the one-hour time block selected by the participant. If the participant misses their first call, the service will call them two more times. If the additional calls are not answered by the participant, the program will place a call to a loved one or neighbor of the participant to check on the senior as well. If the senior’s alternate contact also fails to reach them, local non-emergency services will be notified.
The Maryland Department of Aging recommends every senior in the state use the program as a resource during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure their safety and health are kept a priority. Any Maryland resident who is 65 years of age or older who has a landline phone or cell phone is eligible to enroll in the program, and Senior Call Check phone lines are open Monday-Friday from 8 am-5 pm and Saturday from 9 am-3 pm.
Applying for the Senior Call Check Program Offered by the Maryland Department of Aging
There are three options available for seniors to apply for the Senior Call Check program:
1. Register now using this link.
2. Download and print the Maryland Senior Call Check Paper Application to mail in.
3. Call toll-free 1-(866)-502-0560 and ask to have a hard copy application mailed to your home.
You can view additional information about the Senior Call Check program and other resources provided by the Maryland Department of Aging here.
Avila Home Care Wants You to Stay Safe During This Global Pandemic
At Avila Home Care, our utmost priority is to ensure our beloved seniors in Maryland are healthy, safe, properly cared for and regularly checked in on as we all deal with the effects of the novel coronavirus. For more information on the Senior Call Check program offered by the Maryland Department of Aging, click here. To contact the compassionate aging in place specialists at Avila Home Care, click here.
Information in the article was sourced from The Maryland Department of Aging.
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