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Tele-Care Program

Tele-Care Program

The Tele-Care Program is a phone based Friendly Visiting program supported by trained volunteers who make phone calls to clients on a pre-determined schedule.

Purpose of the Program

  • To decrease isolation of individuals living with dementia and care partners in the community
  • To provide some much needed personal time for care partners
  • To share information on Alzheimer Society programs, services and educational opportunities
  • To provide more timely access to services at the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
  • To increase social interactions of individuals living with dementia and care partners

Criteria

  • An individual living with dementia in the community who is connected to an Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region Family Support Counsellor
  • A care partner of someone living with dementia in the community who is connected to an Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region Family Support Counsellor
  • An individual who demonstrates a decrease in social involvement and engagement
  • An individual who would benefit from increased social contact by phone


For more information about the Tele-Care Program, please contact:

Dawn Tuckwell
Coordinator of Volunteer Programs
905-687-6856 x544
dtuckwell@alzheimerniagara.ca


Last Updated: 07/19/17
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