Take steps in advance of an emergency evacuation to minimize loss of identity and medicinal information crucial to frail care recipients crs or those with dementia

Try: #at the top of the paper write the cr’s name and birthdate below that write medications and list all medications the cr is taking include the dosage and the frequency of each medication below the medication list write allergies and list any known allergies to drugs foods plants or materials all of this

Materials: Any paper no larger than 8 x 11 inches clear plastic school supply pouch that seals 2-hole punched sturdy piece of string 24 – 36 in length

Categories: Medical Physical, Needs Much Assistance, Independence, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision, Cognitive Awareness, Somewhat Aware, Unaware, Long-Term Memory, Good L T Memory, So-So L T Memory, Poor L T Memory, Short-Term Memory, Good S T Memory, So-So S T Memory, Poor S T Memory

Information: Will make it easier to trace identify or treat the cr if it is necessary you may also wish to write the full name and telephone number of an emergency contact person #fold the paper to fit into the clear plastic pocket pouch write the words emergency info on the outside fold so it can be seen through the pouch and seal the paper in the pouch #thread the string or yarn through the pouch holes so the pouch could be worn like a necklace if necessary and hang the pouch in a conspicuous spot on the wall nearest to the main exit of the cr’s home #in the event of an emergency evacuation a caregiver or emergency worker can remove the pouch from the wall and hang it around the cr’s neck #this kind of preparation may be especially important in the case of a cr who has significant trouble communicating has dementia that may be worsened by displacement or who is separated from caregivers or family members during an emergency information

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*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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