In case of emergency

a red sign with the word emergency on

 

In case of emergency (ICE card)

Each year one in three people over the age of 65 will fall. Many of those will require hospital treatment.

A credit sized ICE (in case of emergency) card for an elderly person you care for provides all the necessary information to help medical staff care for them correctly in the event of an emergency.

This  includes their name, date of birth, NHS number, contact details for two people and space for medical information.

This is useful in the event of a fall or accident and especially useful for someone with dementia.

You can print out an ICE card here and complete it for someone elderly you care for.

Self-laminating pouches can be purchased for as little as £1 per pack to make this waterproof and harder wearing.

Many thanks to “When they get older” who wrote the original article that caught my eye!

 

 

 

Caron

Award-winning blogger and care columnist for Devon Life magazine, Caron also campaigns for recognition of the needs elderly people and their carers. Designer and creator of the award-winning Dementia Assistance Cards which are free to all, and helping thousands of people globally Caron is passionate and committed to making a difference

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