Postal workers deliver meds and check on health of seniors

An innovative program expands role of mail carriers to look for signs of illness


ST. HELIER, Jersey — The postal service of Jersey, an island located between England and France, found an innovative way of taking care of their elderly, preventing the need for emergency or hospital care.

In this new program, called "Call and Check", postal workers, along with their deliveries, offer services such as check-ins and prescription drug drop-offs twice a week at a low cost.

Click through the slideshow to see how the program works:

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