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RSVP TeleCare - A friend is only a phone call away

What is RSVP TeleCare?
TeleCare provides FREE telephone reassurance, check-in and friendly phone calls to area seniors who are in need of someone to touch base with them to ensure their well-being and/or to have a friendly conversation on a regularly scheduled basis. TeleCare is NOT a telemedicine provider or medical alert service.

Who is eligible for RSVP TeleCare?
Individuals may self refer or be referred by a caregiver, family member or service provider. TeleCare is intended to serve area seniors or disabled adults who are homebound, isolated, living alone or otherwise in need of regular contact to ensure personal safety. This may be temporary while recuperating from an illness or it may be a permanent situation. Married couples who are homebound or isolated are eligible for TeleCare.

How does RSVP TeleCare work?
RSVP/VC volunteers who are interviewed, trained and screened, place calls to TeleCare clients at mutually agreed upon times. Volunteers are instructed to allow the phone to ring at least 15 times and if there is no answer to try again in 15 minutes. If there is still no answer they will try to reach designated Emergency Contact(s) and if that fails 911 will be called to respond.

Why is TeleCare valuable?
TeleCare offers peace of mind to clients, family and friends as well as socialization and friendly conversation.

>> Download the Job Description for RSVP TeleCare Volunteer (PDF)
>> Download the RSVP TeleCare Brochure (PDF)
>> Download the RSVP TeleCare Caller Instruction Sheet (PDF)
>> Download the RSVP TeleCare Client Instruction Sheet (PDF)
>> Download the RSVP TeleCare Client Intake Forms (PDF)
>> Download the RSVP TeleCare Confidentiality Agreement (PDF)
>> Download the RSVP TeleCare Volunteer Guide (PDF)
>> Download Volunteer Calls/Reporting Form (PDF)