It is the start of winter when our elderly friends and relatives can be more at risk of an accident or illness that might mean and unexpected trip to the over-stretched local A&E Department. Where people are often surprised to find that the hospital IT system doesn’t “speak” to the GP IT system.
I was reminded of this when I had to de-ice the car this morning to go to my breakfast networking meeting.
So here is a tip to prepare.
Have an envelope or folder easily to hand and clearly labelled (In Case of Emergency) in their home. In it put:
- An up to date list of current medications, health issues, allergies.
- Emergency contact details.
- A copy of any Lasting Powers of Attorney.
Then fingers crossed it won’t be needed.
But if the worst should happen and you need help arranging care then please get in touch