OnTelecheck Dufferin: Calling seniors in their own homes for safety & social reasons: http://www.centralwesthealthline.ca/displayservice.aspx?id=60796
For over twelve years I have volunteered for this organization. It is a program which I believe should go across Canada in the service and safety and support of its aging population however the lack of funding obviates it in most communities. It is a free-service to clients and our calls go out twice a day. We have an answering service for messages twenty-four hours of the day. If a client falls or suffers a medical crisis, that client is found within the space of an hour or so after their scheduled call. Once the attempt to reach the client’s contact person(s) is made and we are unable to reach them, the police are called and will go to the client’s residence. It provides a safety net for the aged.