They say your health is your first wealth so this week I’ve included a health tip for seniors or those caring for a loved one.
The Vial of L.I.F.E (Lifesaving Information For Emergencies) is a free program for seniors, disabled individuals and their families to provide critically important information for EMS responders when every second counts.
The Vial of L.I.F.E program starts with a medical information form that you complete and place in the provided new medication bottle that is labeled Vial of L.I.F.E. The form to complete includes your medical history, daily medications, demographics, doctor, hospital preference and an emergency contact. The vial is then stored in your refrigerator in direct view. A provided Vial of L.I.F.E magnet is placed on the front of your refrigerator that signifies that you are part of the program.
The Vial of Life assists EMS responding to your home. EMS will look for the magnet on your refrigerator and obtain your pertinent & confidential information. This program assists EMS in quickly and appropriately treating you during a crisis.
To obtain a Vial of L.I.F.E please in New Castle County, you can contact them at 302.395.8184 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you live outside of New Castle County, you can obtain the vial, paperwork and decal here: