MedicAlert Awareness Month
August has been designated as MedicAlert month. There are many different reasons one might need a MedicAlert. Having a MedicAlert bracelet can help you if you are a diabetic, have allergies, wish to invoke a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order and so much more. Having one of these bracelets can tell the doctors that are caring for you what they need to know if you’re not able to.
The MedicAlert concept was thought up by 14-year-old Linda Collins in 1953 after going into anaphylactic shock during a routine test at the hospital after badly cutting her finger. With the help of her father, a doctor, Linda sent in her design to a jeweler in San Francisco who brought her design to life. Since then, Medic Alert has helped its wearers convey invaluable and life saving information to healthcare professionals all over the United States, even reaching to seven other countries.
For your elderly loved one, a MedicAlert bracelet might be a life saver. Another thing that would be incredibly helpful to you or your loved one is a Visiting Angels caregiver. Visiting Angels of Frederick MD can assist with many things that you or your aging loved one may need. From personal care help with bathing to companion care or help with errands, Visiting Angels would love to help with all of your home-care needs!