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Planning for Emergencies

Having an emergency plan is important, especially when a substitute caregiver occasionally takes your place

in the home. Post emergency phone numbers next to your telephone or in a conspicuous place where they

can be seen easily by anyone.


Numbers you may want to know and have on hand

              1. In addition to 911, the specific local numbers for emergencies (medical, fire, and police)
              2. Doctor's number (emergency and office number)
              3. Preferred hospital and hospital physician
              4. Home health agency (if one is currently making visits to the home)
              5. Poison center
              6. 24-hour number of the medical or oxygen supplier (if one is being used)
              7. The number where you, the caregiver, can be reached


*Remember, observe changes and signs of illness in the care receiver. These indicators can help detect a medical problem. But if any doubts about health arise, call the physician immediately. Do not put it off!