In An Emergency we Panic
In emergency situations, people sometimes do not think rationally. We never know how we are going to react in an emergency until it actually happens. In order to prepare for any situation, creating a grab-and-go binder should be an important part of your shelter in place plan for aging friends or relatives.
The older person who is sheltering in place, as safe as the family and elder have been, can still contract COVID and be rushed to the hospital in an emergency. But on top of COVID other emergencies like storms wildfires, floods happen on the top of the pandemic. Think of this summer where hurricanes have already spun up the east coast, making it a double cataclysm of elders’ and family caregivers’ lives.
You want and binder with all the emergency contacts, documents like advanced directives, DNR power of attorney and family contacts, You the family cannot physically go into the hospital but this Go binder can take your place. With important information about your family member when they are admitted without you by their side. Your go- binder should contain your family members’ most important information and documents. This will include.
- Medical information
- Emergency Contact List
- Advanced Directives
Check out The new 5th edition of my GCM Operations Manual with 5 new COVID-19 Coaching products to use with Telehealth to Assist Family Caregivers to guide older Loved ones to:
- Shelter in Place in Long Distance Family
- Shelter in Place in Long Local Family
- Recover at Home If Do not enter the Hospital
- Recover after discharge from the hospital in Long Distance Family
- Recover after discharge from the hospital if Local Family
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