Right at Home of Winston-Salem announces a free program for individuals that live alone

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 23, 2020

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While social isolation is necessary during this time, feeling isolated is not. The in-home care franchise is providing a social connection to seniors in the comfort and safety of their homes.

WINSTON-SALEM — Right at Home In Home Care & Assistance has announced a free program for individuals that live alone. The new program titled Social Connection will combat the effects of loneliness and depression resulting from the stay-at-home order in North Carolina because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The fear and anxiety created by this deadly virus results in people not wanting to leave the safety of their homes for essential items like food and medicine. Often not knowing who to contact or the options available to them like home delivery.

Once a week, someone from the local Right at Home office in Winston-Salem will call a homebound individual and see how they are doing. For some seniors, talking with someone outside their home can provide a calming reassurance that someone does care and can provide them with information to keep them safe and healthy. Right at Home lets them know that there are resources out there to help them.

To register an individual for the Social Connection program, simply call the Winston-Salem Right at Home office at 336-760-7131. Provide the name of a friend, relative, neighbor or someone you are concerned about during this trying time. Right at Home will need the name of the individual, phone number, and an emergency contact if there is not a response. The senior will be contacted up to three times in a day before contacting the emergency contact person.

Many seniors and disabled individuals have canceled or limited services during the coronavirus pandemic. The Social Connection program is not a substitute for other services but some assurance that someone cares and is looking out for them.

The Winston-Salem office of Right at Home is a locally owned and operated franchise office of Right at Home, LLC, serving Forsyth, Davie, Stokes, Guilford and Davidson counties. For more information, contact Right at Home of Winston-Salem at https://www.rightathome.net/winston-salem, at 336-760-7131 or by email at jbrewer@rightathomews.com.