People are connecting without leaving their homes.
TeleHealth Buddies provides ongoing telephone reassurance to lonely seniors with chronic medical conditions. TeleHealth Buddies volunteers offer social connection checks to help elders preserve mental/physical health by being a supportive and strengthening influence as elders self-manage their health during COVID-19 & beyond.
Plus … TeleHealth Buddies volunteers benefit from helping others.
We serve Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco elders at no charge to them. Regular calls tell lonely clients: “You have a friend who cares.” Volunteers ask considerate questions, communicate cheerfully about interests, check on client’s well-being, refer concerns to expert resources. All volunteers are screened & receive online trainings on Client confidentiality, Call logs, Do’s and Don’ts, COVID-19 Updates, Community Resources, Recognizing Health Problems, Elder Abuse.