In an Emergency, Information Saves Lives

In-home Assistance for Elderly San Marcos Emergency Kit

Make Sure In-home Assistance for Elderly in San Marcos has Critical Data

The statistics are clear: During a medical emergency such as a heart attack or slip and fall, time is the most critical resource. Every second that is saved or wasted makes a difference to the chances the victim has of making it through the emergency with their health intact. In-home assistance for elderly in San Marcos understands that time is even more critical when the victim is elderly. Keeping pertinent information about medications, allergies, and other special health needs within easy reach could save the life of your senior loved one.

Write Everything Down

Information only helps if emergency response personnel have access to it. Put all important items down in an organized manner: contact phone numbers, current prescriptions, chronic health needs, allergies, and anything else that might be needed. Ask your senior’s doctor if there is anything you’ve forgotten to write down but that might help medics respond more effectively.

Make it Easily Available

Don’t store this information in a closet or other obscure location. Make sure that each family member and your in-home assistance for elderly in San Diego County knows exactly where to find it. A special case like the GoStayKit, designed to clearly display pertinent data, is a great device to use. This kit can also contain a photograph of your loved one to eliminate any confusion.

In-home Assistance for Elderly in San Diego County Responds

Because time is so critical in a medical emergency, having someone in the home who can respond instantly and calmly during a stroke, heart attack, or fall gives the family of a senior great peace of mind. All of our caregivers are carefully screened, trained, and insured, so you know that there will be someone capable nearby to help if there is a medical emergency.

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About Tim Colling

Tim Colling is the founder and President of A Servant's Heart In-Home Care, which provided in-home caregiving services in San Diego County, and also of A Servant's Heart Geriatric Care Management, which provided
professional geriatric care management services and long term care placement services in San Diego County. Tim has more than 30 years of experience in management in a variety of industries. He held a Certified Care Manager credential from the National Academy of Certified Care Managers. Tim is also a Certified Public Accountant (retired), and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from California State University at San Diego. In addition to writing blog posts here for the Servant’s Heart blog, Tim also is a regular contributor to HealthLine.com and to FamilyAffaires.com as well as blogs of other eldercare services provider companies. Finally, Tim is also the president of A Servant's Heart Web Design and Marketing, which provides home care marketing as well as website design and online marketing for those who serve the elderly and their families.