Many carers worry about what would happen to the person they care for if they were to have an accident themselves or were suddenly taken ill and as a result, were temporarily unable to carry out their caring role.
Today we launch our new Carer Emergency Plan & Carer Emergency Card to help take away some of this worry for our carers.
The aim of a Carer Emergency Plan is to ensure that that the cared for is supported at the earliest opportunity, and the carer has peace of mind that there is something in place if they cannot provide the care for whatever reason.
The 18 page document can be downloaded from our website and includes areas such as medication, behavioural issues, dependent children, likes and dislikes, all of which will help to put together a picture of how best to support your cared for if you are unable to.
We suggest that the Carer Emergency Plan be used in conjunction with the Carer Access Card/Emergency Card which is available for £2 from our offices. This card will identify you as a carer and make people aware that someone relies on you. You can also add details of who to contact in an emergency.
To ensure the plan is best utilised:
Step 1: Complete the Carer Emergency Plan
Step 2: Carry your Carer Emergency Card
Step 3: Inform your GP that you are a carer
Step 4: Give a copy of the plan to a trusted person (this could be somebody listed as an emergency contact)
Step 5: Keep the plan updated, keep it secure and tell people you trust where it is located.
To download the Carer Emergency Plan and for more information on how to register for a Carer Access Card/Emergency Card please click here: