2/6/2014 4:17 PM
by Rebecca Turco
BECKLEY - Workers at a living assistance program for senior citizens are asking the public to take precautions for the elderly this winter by ICE'ing their cell phones.
It is all part of the In Case of Emergency (ICE) Safety Campaign from Visiting Angels. Workers encourage family members to add emergency contacts to the cell phones of their senior relatives, making sure to put the word ICE before the contacts' names. This way, if someone finds a senior citizen in trouble, they will know who to call.
"We hope that nobody has to use it but if they did, then that might save a life or at least get somebody in touch with the right person that can provide the help or services that they need," explained Mark Rotellini, CEO of Visiting Angels in Beckley.
Rotellini said they make sure caregivers and care recipients of Visiting Angels have ICE contacts programmed into their cell phones, just to be safe.
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