CareRing is a free program for the Northern Virginia 60+ community, dedicated to providing our clients with daily phone calls to chat, remind them of their medications, and make sure they are okay.
Every day in the United States, 10,000 people turn 65. That means that over 12% of our population is 65+. There’s no other age demographic that is this large!
CareRing was created to help celebrate life and maintain connections with the community, by providing social support and a friendly voice that is genuinely interested in building relationships.
We also provide daily reminders, such as medication and hygiene, and offer safety and welfare checks. A very real concern, especially in our community where everyone is seemingly constantly on the move, is that we won’t have help when we need it. CareRing partners with local law enforcement and first responders, so that if you don’t answer the phone, we have a way to check and make sure you’re alright.
The CareRing program was created as part of PRS CrisisLink to help older individuals (60+) maintain their autonomy, independence, and the ability to successfully age in place for as long as possible.
What We Offer
CareRing offers three main services:
- Social calls
- Reminders (medication, hygiene, appointments, etc.)
- Safety / Welfare Checks
We are available to call you or your loved ones whenever it’s convenient for you. Our volunteers call at a regular, predetermined time for a friendly, informal chat.
We run a 24/7 operation, so any time is a good time for us to call!
How it Works
Once we receive an application and enrollment form (below), our CareRing Supervisor will reach out to the applicant and discuss the program, answer questions, and talk about your goals for CareRing.
Our clients choose a convenient time for our volunteers to call (most clients choose once a day every weekday). Our trained volunteers spend typically 10-15 minutes per client, more or less depending on how much each client needs.
For more information, please call 703-516-6769 or email Mary, the CareRing Supervisor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I sign up?
Please complete an enrollment form and return it by fax, scan, email or mail (details provided on enrollment form).
You can also call 703-516-6769 or e-mail the CareRing Supervisor at email@example.com.
How much does it cost?
CareRing is a free service provided to the community by PRS CrisisLink.
We’re available around the clock when you need us. We provide emotional and crisis support and can connect you to the community resources you need, from energy assistance to health care, prescription aid, transportation, and other senior services.
You Can Count on Us
PRS CrisisLink has a tradition of excellence and more than 40 years of experience serving our community. We look forward to serving you.
For more information, please email us.