SAFETY & WELL-BEING
a perfect world, we could all stay at home and be there to provide a
loving and safe environment for our loved ones. Unfortunately, many
parents and primary caregivers for the elderly have to work, and
consequently, they are forced to spend at least a few hours at home
alone during the workweek. So as parents and caregivers we hope and
pray we beat the odds. With baited breath, we spend those last few
hours of each workday praying that our loved ones are safe and secure
until our return.
An astonishing sixty-four percent of
school-age children are "latchkey" children - defined as children who
come home from school to an empty house. And with childcare funding in
constant jeopardy due to budget woes, more after school programs for
school-age children will be cut, and the number of latchkey children
will continue to increase.
An equally alarming trend is the number
of elderly "shut-in's," defined as older adults who are living alone.
And similarly to latchkey children, the number of shut-in's is expected
to rise with the 70+ demographic group being the fastest growing
segment of the population.
OUR SAFETY & WELL-BEING MONITORING SERVICE
- Qualified child & elder care
counselors, in addition to a highly skilled team of domestic violence counselors;
- Regularly scheduled
- One-on-one communication between Client and counselor;
- Emergency situations quickly identified and managed;
- Secret password system;
- Strict confidentiality .
247 CARE's SAFETY AND WELL-BEING
MONITORING SERVICE provides a regular check-in service for school-age
children and older adults. This service allows parents and primary
caregivers for the elderly to arrange for regularly scheduled calls by
counselors who ensure that their loved ones are safe and well.
The service is staffed by qualified
child and elder care counselors; in addition to a highly skilled team
of domestic violence counselors, who personally make the check-in
calls. As a result, they are able to develop a caring, supportive, and
trusting relationship with their Clients and can quickly identify
potential problems before they become dire.
247 CARE's SAFETY AND WELL-BEING
MONITORING SERVICE gives parents and primary caregivers for the elderly
peace of mind, while they are at work. The service allows them to focus
on their jobs and not have to worry about their loved ones during the
With the Increasing Numbers of Latchkey
Children and Live-Alone Seniors in our communities, 247 CARE's SAFETY
AND WELL-BEING MONITORING SERVICE is ideal. Families experiencing
violence within the home also utilize the service. For these families,
issues of Safety & Well-being have become a high priority. We CARE
about the Safety and Well-being of our community's most vulnerable
The service is initiated
by completing a registration form listing information about the child
or elder, the recommended times and numbers to call, and emergency
contacts. Next, a 247 CARE consultant will contact the parent or
primary caregiver to schedule a call to review the registration
information and to introduce the service to the child or elder - making
sure that everyone understands and is comfortable with the service.
After that, the service begins. All information provided is strictly confidential
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