Lakewood business offers free daily phone checks for seniors, others

SUBMITTED BY: Always Best Care, Denver West

LAKEWOOD – Always Best Care is proud to sponsor a new program, “Always In Touch,” a free telephone service that provides a friendly voice each weekday to seniors, adults dealing with chronic illness or those with disabilities.

“Our experience is that adults who are homebound, isolated, or living alone benefit greatly from social interaction.  Always in Touch offers peace of mind to individuals, families and friends by providing daily socialization and a systematic way to check-in on participants,” said Always Best Care owner Erin Nichols of Lakewood.

“Anyone can fall or become ill during the night.  If someone lives alone, a fall or illness can be disastrous. Who will know?  When will help come? Always in Touch is our way of giving back to the community and providing reassurance that you’re not alone,” Nichols said.

Individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a caregiver, medical professional, family member or friend.  And being an Always Best Care client is not a requirement to participate with Always in Touch.

Participants select the time of their weekday call between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.  At the designated time, an Always In Touch Service representative will call, allowing the phone to ring up to 15 times.  If there is no answer, they will call back to try again in about 15 minutes.  If there still is no answer, they will try to reach designated emergency contacts.

Calls typically last for five or six minutes (15 minutes maximum) and participants can establish a pre-arranged dialog, such as reminders to take prescribed medications, conversations about meals and fluid intake, etc.

“Or, you can choose to keep it simple and use the service as a way to stay connected to the outside world.  The nature of the calls is truly up to the participant,” Nichols said.

Service representatives for Always in Touch are volunteers with a strong interest in serving the senior community and come from a wide range of backgrounds.  Many are students in gerontology, social work or other curricula, senior citizens or others who have the time and aptitude to provide warm, compassionate understanding to the persons they serve.

If you or a loved one would like learn more about this service and receive a free daily phone call from Always In Touch, contact us today at 303-952-3060.

Always Best Care Denver West provides in-home care, skilled nursing and free senior community placement.  Always Best Care provides every individual and family with well-trained personal care attendants and expert nursing support.

“ Our passion for helping the elderly maintain safe, independent and dignified lifestyles is the foundation of what we do,” Nichols said. “We help families make informed decisions about senior care, and guide them through comprehensive solutions designed specifically for their unique situations.”

For more information, visit www.AlwaysBestCare.com/DenverWest or call (303) 952-3060.

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