To ensure greater health and security of older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have organized a Telehealth Intervention Program (TIP-OA), a free service aiming to serve isolated and vulnerable older adults/seniors with mental health/cognitive issues and their caregivers.
We are providing once/twice a week friendly phone calls from trained volunteers to older adults (age 60+)/caregivers, particularly those struggling with mental health/cognitive issues.
The friendly telephone/telehealth calls to inquire about the general wellbeing, giving out information about COVID-19, asking if the seniors need any help or support (e.g. food delivery, medication from their pharmacy), connecting seniors with community organizations offering services (e.g. grocery delivery), or just talking and giving friendly company on the phone to increase a sense of connection.
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