SCOTT COUNTY VIRGINIA
Wellness & Security Reassurance Program
Program Services Provided to Scott County Sheriff's Office by the Sheriff Alert System
Senior Wellness and Security
Being alone and isolated is one of the greatest fears of older adults. The Wellness & Security Check is a free service coordinated by the Scott County Sheriff's Office utilizing the Sheriff Alert System and the Sheriff Alert Team to make regular contact with our Scott County Senior Citizens or participants by phone and allows older adults to have comfort and security in the knowledge that someone is checking in on them on a regular basis. Seniors/Participants who sign-up for the Free program will get a call to check on them at a time and frequency mutually agreed upon. If contact is not made after four attempts, and the emergency contact cannot be reached, the Sheriff Alert Team will coordinate with Dickenson County Law Enforcement to perform a welfare check.
What are Reassurance Care Calls?
Simply put, our call service is a daily point of contact. Whether we call live or automated, it all accomplishes the same goal – a touchpoint of the day. Perhaps relatives are far away, you live alone, or whatever the reason
Sheriff Jeff Edds wants you to know that you are NOT alone.
Who can benefit from Care Calls?
People of all ages can benefit from a Reassurance Care Call or check-in. This service is used by seniors, disabled individuals, people with chronic health issues, older adults living alone, older adults caring for their partner, people grieving recent loss, younger people working remotely, latchkey kids and more. With almost unlimited options available, the Sheriff Alert Team can customize the service to meet any need you may have. This service is Free. To get signed up call 276-832-1016 and a member of the Sheriff Alert Team will help you customize the program to best fit your needs.