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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Emergency Care for You

EMERGENCY CARE FOR YOU FOR www.EmergencyCareForYou.org

The World Future Society (www.wfs.org/futuristupdate.htm) shared a great website in a recent article which you may find very helpful. I know I did.

ARE YOUR PREPARED?? Suppose your mom falls on the sidewalk, and a kind passerby calls 911. She's at the hospital now, but the doctor needs to know if she's allergic to the pain medication he wants to give her. And if she has diabetes. And if she's on Coumadin.

Are you ready to answer these questions? As the numbers of elderly with chronic health problems grow, the need for caregivers and family members to be prepared for emergencies will increase. Emergency Care For You, (www.EmergencyCareForYou.org), a service of the American College of Emergency Physicians, offers tips on what you need for a trip to the ER, as well as helpful medical forms to download and complete, such as lists of current medications, medical histories, advanced medical directives, and insurance information. Check it out.

Also, if you need advice on benefits offered under health insurance plans, contact your Trusted Choice Agent (www.treutel.com). Ask for Angelyn or Becky.