Contact Care Program
We have a special concern for those citizens that are elderly, shut-in or have health problems and live alone. Contact Care was created to offer those citizens a sense of security.
How does it work?
Participants receive a special phone number to call each morning, seven days a week. If we haven't heard from one of our participants by a specific time, we will call them. If we are unable to get an answer, we will send a police officer to make sure the participant is safe.
Each participant can give the police department a house key (held confidentially and used only for the program), so if the participant is unable to answer the door, the officer can enter the home to make sure the participant is not injured or ill. We will also maintain a confidential file on each participant with medical information, emergency phone numbers, family contacts and the name and number of their personal physician.
Who can participate?
The Contact Care program is open to anyone who is a resident of Forest Acres. Anyone with a need and willingness to participate is welcome.
How do I join the program?
If you're interested in becoming a participant, call the Forest Acres Police Department's Crime Prevention Division at (803) 782-9444. If you know someone who lives in Forest Acres who may be interested in the program, just let us know and we would be glad to contact them.