The Telecare service is a free program offered to the community by the Orchard Hospital Auxiliary. If you have a family member, good friend or neighbor you feel may need a daily call for any reason, the Telecare service is available to you. Residents of Biggs, Gridley, Live Oak and Richvale who live alone, regardless of age, health, religion or financial status is eligible to be called. Calls can be reminders to clients to turn their LifeLine on or to take medications and eat breakfast.
Volunteers call six days a week between 9:00 am and 10:00 am. If the person cannot be reached they are called again at the end of the calling list. If that person still cannot be reached, the emergency contact (such as a relative, close friend or neighbor is called). Each person called receives a personal visit once a year to help put a face with a name.
If you or someone you know would like to sign up for this valuable service can call Doris Pettersen at 846-2030. You can also leave your information with any Auxiliary member or the gift shop at the hospital at (530) 846-9000 ext. 8688.