COVID-19 - Telephone Support for Seniors

COVID-19 - Telephone Support for Seniors

Telephone Support for Seniors during the COVID-19 situation

Community Call Line

Covid-19 Support Line

Meath County Council has established a new community support line to assist older or vulnerable people who are recommended to cocoon and remain in their homes during this current period of the emergency. If you are one of these people and you need assistance with practical matters such as: collecting medical and food supplies, need transport to attend a medical appointment or another need, please contact our free-phone number: 1800 808 809 between 8am-8pm. The line is a seven day service and is operational from Monday, March 30th.

This service is being provided at county level in cooperation with a number of public agencies, NGOs, local groups, sports clubs and others.

Senior line

Seniorline is a confidential listening service for older people provided by trained older volunteers, that is open 365 days a year, from 10am to 10pm.

The coronavirus is a particular threat to older people and subsequently, SeniorLine has put in place a number of protocols to support our many older callers from all over Ireland. 

***Any caller, concerned about COVID-19, will receive the most up to date guidance as recommended by Government sources. Good health practice is reinforced at all times. This information is updated daily as the situation changes and is available to each of our volunteers at the phones.***

SeniorLine is a FREEPHONE service and older callers can call free between 10 am and 10 pm every day of the year on 1800804591

http://www.thirdageireland.ie/seniorline 

 

 

ALONE

ALONE have launched a COVID-19 support line for older people Working in collaboration with the Department of Health and the HSE

Sean Moynihan, CEO of ALONE said “The outbreak of COVID-19 will pose additional challenges for older people who may already be vulnerable and particularly those who struggle with health difficulties, loneliness, and other issues. To the friends and family of older people who may have concerns, we are encouraging them to continue to support older people in the community as they have always done, while ensuring they are taking the same protective measures.”

Contact ALONE on 0818 222 024 if you have concerns about your own wellbeing, or the wellbeing of an older person you know. Further information can be found on www.alone.ie.

https://alone.ie/alone-launch-a-covid-19-support-line-for-older-people-working-in-collaboration-with-the-department-of-health-and-the-hse/

 

 

✅ Age Action

Provides information and support on older people's issues and services throughout The information service is open from 9:30am-1:00pm and 2.00pm - 5.00pm Monday to Friday. You can call them on 01475 6989

 

✅ Bethany House of Prayer

Sister Jean Kelly and Sister Briege Murphy are Sisters of Mercy nuns who offer a confidential phone line of listening and prayer.  They can be contacted from 9.00am - 9.00pm on 042 9331602.

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