When it comes to elderly care, you always want to be prepared in case of an emergency. If you’re the caretaker of a senior citizen, you should have an emergency checklist on hand at all times.
Knowing who to contact during an emergency can save the life of your elderly loved one. Knowing which physician to contact, what medication to administer, and what insurance information to provide can be complicated due to the sheer amount of information you need to provide. To help you prepare, we’ve compiled a checklist to best prepare you to take action if an emergency occurs.
Checklist to have for an elderly loved one before an emergency.
✅ Current medications list
✅ Copies of medicare and supplemental insurance cards
✅ Names and phone numbers of doctors
✅ Contact information for anyone else they may need contacted
✅ List you as a contact with the doctors and insurance companies
✅ Living Will (advanced medical directive)
✅ Power of attorney