Are You OK?® Telephone Reassurance System
Taking the fear out of Being Alone
Contacting an elderly person, homebound individual, or latch-key child on a daily basis helps to reassure their well being and give them a feeling of security.
The Are You OK?® telephone reassurance system eases the concern of friends and family who may find it difficult to maintain consistent, reliable contact. Parents of a 9-year-old child may want to make sure their child is home on time from school. An 85-year-old woman wants the independence of living alone in her home along with the security of being monitored. The RUOK® system brings a sense of comfort into every subscriber’s home.
A computer system ensures a daily contact with elders or individuals with disabilities. A computer generated call asks the question "Are You Okay?" If there is no reply, steps are taken to check that the individual is safe from harm.
The "Are You Okay?" Program is a safety program that targets vulnerable individuals who, in the event of illness, accidental injury, or crime, are in danger of being left unattended and unaided for a lengthy period of time.
"Are You Okay?" is a reassurance service that allows anyone in Scotland County who is elderly or disabled and living alone the certainty that they will be checked on each day.
The "Are You Okay" program assures elders, those with disabilities and their families that an emergency situation will not escape the attention of those in a position to offer assistance.
The "Are You Okay?" computer system, administered by the Scotland County Sheriff's Office, stores the emergency information in memory. The computer calls the subscriber every day at the same time. If the person fails to answer the call after a period of time or attempts, the computer retrieves the emergency data released by the subscribed citizen.
The Sheriff's Office then calls the friend or relative designated by the subscribed citizen. If the friend or relative is not available the Sheriff’s Office will respond and check on the person's condition.
Registration for the service requires the submission of an application which includes pertinent medical and emergency information. Call (910) 276-3385 for an application.
The "Are You Okay?" service is free of charge to those who are disabled, homebound and infirm.
To subscribe to this service, fill out this form and mail it to:
Scotland County Sheriff's Office
212 Bigg's St.
Laurinburg, NC 28352
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