Worrying whether someone will be there in case of emergency can be very stressful for the homebound and other vulnerable members of the community. Having a way to maintain dignity and safety can make all the difference for seniors and others who wish to live independently, yet still have a safety net.
announced Tuesday that senior, disabled and homebound residents can sign up for Guardian Calling- part of the city's Reverse 911 system.
Subscribers will receive a daily phone call at a time they select from the computer system. If the system does not get a code number verification in response to the call, police will be dispatched to the residence. And if residents plan to be away from home, they must notify the department at least 24 hours in advance.
A registration form is available on the Rye Police department website. Participating residents will provide information about medications, physical concerns, even whether there are pets in the residence and the location of emergency keys. Residents using the service must have a touchtone phone and disable call blocking service on their line.
For more information, residents may contact Rye Police Sergeant Nicholas Groglio in the staff services and records section, at (914) 967-1234, ext. 304, or by email: email@example.com .