The Vial of LIFE program supported by SYNERGY HomeCare is a free service we provide our client families and their communities. Its purpose is to provide you with an easy way to store medical information at home – where emergency medical personnel can find it.
As a paramedic, Mike deals with crises every day, a familiarity that helps him remain calm and clearheaded in emergencies, but for his patients and their families it’s a different story. Too often he’s seen important information remain hidden because no one remembered to communicate it. Mike has seen how valuable the Vial of LIFE kit can be.
The Vial of LIFE kit helps ensure that emergency responders (firefighters, police officers and paramedics) can access important, and helpful, information about your family’s medical history in the event of a medical emergency. The kit includes a plastic baggie, magnet for the refrigerator door, sticker for the front door, medical information form and an advance directive information sheet. By completing the medical information form and storing the baggie correctly, you can provide vital, life-saving information even if neither you nor a family member is able to speak to the emergency responders.
Who should have a Vial of LIFE in your family? Everyone, including your children – medical emergencies can happen to anyone at any time. Research shows that 58% of all emergency calls are for senior citizens, so please be sure that your elderly parents are prepared. When there is no trained caregiver to help, there's often panic, confusion, and a helpless sense of urgency and fear.
The Vial of LIFE can never replace having a trained caregiver on the scene, but it will give solid information on conditions and medications, information that’s written and ready to be used immediately by EMT's.
Talk with us today about obtaining a Vial of LIFE packet from your local SYNERGY HomeCare office for your senior parent or family member.