As a senior man (75) living alone with a heart condition, is there a plan available at a reasonable cost that provides a daily call? - AgingCare.com

As a senior man (75) living alone with a heart condition, is there a plan available at a reasonable cost that provides a daily call?

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I'm just looking for a service provider that offers daily check-up phone calls.

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Our local county office on aging provides this service. Have not tried it personally but know that it exists. One phone call every day.
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Start out by calling the Senior Center at Anchor of Hope at (540) 627-5067. They can probably help you understand if there's a call program available to you. You can also call your local Office on Aging at (540) 345-0451 to see what local services are available to you. If these don't work for you, come back and let me know and I'll research some more for you.
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Anyone who has a heart condition, stroke, diabetes, asthma, or needs to go to the E.R. often is very wise to get this service on a regular basis.

Our senior center, supportive services dept. makes these calls to local seniors.

Can you ask the mailman to keep tabs if you don't pick up your mail? Maybe temporarily will call you if he doesn't see you outside, after making it a long-time habit. This kind of concern for another comes with some obligation to report back if you are not going to be around. Common courtesy.

Can you get to the mailbox outside as a regular habit?
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Daily checkups? Assign 7 family members each one day of the week to make the call. Don't tell him you are doing this, just let him enjoy the conversation.
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Thinking over your question, are you seeking someone with medical background to check up on you, or someone to provide social contact?
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It depends on what you consider a reasonable cost. Many of the panic button type services offer a daily check in option, but they can be problematic unless your life is very routine, if you are in the shower when you should be checking in you may find paramedics at your door!!

Lots of older people use an informal network among friends and neighbours in similar circumstances to keep tabs on each other. I know of one lady whose neighbour always watched to see if she opened her curtains in the morning, another watched to see that the daily paper was being picked up, my mom and her SIL used to chat for a few minutes every day just to make sure all was well.

One option is to consider a living arrangement where there are people to help if you need it, a continuing care facility with independent living apts/suites often includes common areas and dining options where your absence would be noted.
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Some hospitals in our area are now offering this service. If I recall correctly, it might be part of a new plan to reach out to seniors, which (again if I recall correctly) also has different EM protocols for seniors.

I would ask your cardiologist first. I would also get a medic alert pendant just in case anything happens.
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