SENIOR CHECK-INS

Staying Connected and Serving…

The RUOK? Program is to assure the well-being of our elderly, provide them with a sense of security, and provide family and friends with a peace of mind. RUOK is a FREE service that establishes a prearranged time for participants to receive a regular phone call inquiring about their welfare. During the call participants are asked “Are You OK?” If they answer “yes” they may simply hang up and continue with their day. If a concern is expressed, the volunteer caller will determine the nature of the concern and if some sort of response is necessary. Unanswered calls or busy signals are called back. If there is still no response, the volunteer caller may request that an officer be dispatched to the location for a safety check.

 

WHY APPLY?

  • Applicants will receive a friendly and comforting call at least once a week by a trusted volunteer from the Harris County Constable Precinct 2 Office. Additional calls can be made upon request.
  • Every welfare check, whether by phone or personally by a Harris County Constable Precinct 2 Deputy, gives peace of mind, not only to applicants, but to family members and friends living near or far.
  • Seniors can easily fall victim to crimes such as scams and frauds that can be prevented if detected in advance by one of the Harris County Constable Precinct 2 volunteers or officers.
  • Harris County Constable Precinct 2 will do their very best to act as a liaison if a senior expresses needs that the department cannot fulfill.

 

Seniors are always encouraged during every welfare call to contact Harris County Constable Precinct 2 if they have a need or concern.

 

To sign up or to speak with an RUOK Coordinator, please call, email, or fill out this form. Once you have applied, the applicant will begin receiving check-in calls.

 

Program coordinator, Ashleigh Roberson
Phone: (713) 274-6183
Email: ashleigh.roberson@cn2.hctx.net

TO APPLY:

Please fill out form below.

    APPLICANT (ELDER) INFORMATION:
    ___________________

    Full Name

    Date of Birth

    Address

    City, State, Zip Code

    Home Phone

    Age

    Do you live alone?
    YesNo



    IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY:
    ______________________

    Contact Full Name

    Relationship

    Contact Address

    Contact City, State, Zip Code

    Contact Email

    Contact Home Phone

    Contact Work Phone

    Contact Cell Phone




    KEY LOCATION/OCCUPANT INFORMATION:
    ______________________

    Do you have an extra key?
    YesNo

    Do you have pets?
    YesNo

    Do you have life alert?
    YesNo

    Do you have an alarm?
    YesNo

    Do you have a vehicle?
    YesNo



    MEDICAL HISTORY:
    ______________________

    Are you able to walk?
    YesNo

    Do you have any physical impairments?
    YesNo



    MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION/REMARKS:
    ______________________

    Gender of Applicant?
    MaleFemale

    Applicant Ethnicity?

    Applicant Marital Status?

    Applicant Race?

    Additional Information


     

    Crime Prevention Tips for Senior Citizens

    Seniors are more vulnerable to certain crimes – purse snatching, abuse, and fraud. But, you can reduce the opportunities for criminals to strike by being careful, alert, a good neighbor, and reporting to law enforcement.

     

    Remember these two numbers: 9-1-1 and 1-800-252-5400.

    In case of an emergency, always call 9-1-1. If an elder is in dire need of police or medical assistance as a result of abuse, neglect or exploitation, dial this number and call in the cavalry.

     

    If you suspect an elder is being abused, neglected or exploited and it is not a dire emergency, you can call your local law enforcement agency, or you can contact the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services at the DFPS Hotline number 1-800-252-5400.