August 24th, 2017 The Loved Ones Desk Uncategorized
Emergencies can happen at any time, but one of the best ways to make sure everyone is safe and sound is by having a plan. If you have a senior in your life, that still lives on their own, you’ll want to make sure they are safe, and the best way to do that is to create a plan:
Communication is Crucial
Accidents can happen, but you’ll want to be prepared. If you have older relatives that still live on their own, create a detailed plan of points of contact. Don’t forget to make a plan of action in case there is no internet or power and if your loved one is getting at home care, inform the aid of your plan and be sure that you are aware of their emergency procedures too. Knowing who will handle what in an emergency will leave little room for error.
Know all Medical Equipment Needed
It’s always a good idea to have a list of medications somewhere safe, but you should also add allergies and ailments to it. If your loved one has any hearing aids or cane, list that too. The more the information, the better. Keep extra batteries around for hearing aids and leaving an additional cane by the bed so if an emergency happens; they can try and avoid a fall. Don’t forget to keep an emergency kit in the home too.
It’s never a bad idea to have a copy of everything you’ll need such as your plan, and IDs. Keep copies of your loved one’s insurance information and medical history in a folder along with a list of their medications and any special instructions you might need. Make sure all your family members know where to find it and that immediate family is aware of the plan of attack.
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