It is of particular importance that seniors are diligent about their own healthcare, as they are usually the most at risk for complications and mistakes in emergency situations. On average, 1 in 2 adults over the age of 64 visits a hospital emergency room every year. Even more frightening, medical errors kill more than a quarter million people every year in the U.S. Between April and September of 2013, there were 227,597 recorded medical accidents and errors in Quebec’s Health Ministry. This small, six-month sample is a frightening insight into the larger picture. More than half of those incidents involved senior citizens.
Seniors are generally more at risk for medical mistakes for a number of reasons, but medication errors are the most common. Though those errors can be avoided with a review of every medication the patient is taking or ought to be taking, that practice is time-consuming, and seniors are often transferred several times during a visit. Seniors can be moved from their home, to the ICU, to a hospital room, to a rehab facility and back home. The high number of medical personnel responsible for a patient throughout heightens the risk of mistakes, especially with a patient who has a long medical history, or who takes a number of prescriptions.
The statistics can be alarming, especially in situations where a senior is unconscious and is unable to communicate because the medical personnel would be unaware of any allergies, medications taken, who to contact, etc. However you can give yourself an extra measure of security. As part of our commitment to protecting the community, we are offering The MedFacts Kit at no cost to you.
The MedFacts Kit is a helpful medical guide that could save your life, or the life of a loved one when you are unable to communicate important medical information. The MedFacts Kit also provides you with the ability to detail the dosage and frequency of prescription medications you are currently taking. This will help doctors to better understand your daily medical regimen, which could directly affect your treatment plan.
We provide these kits AT NO COST! No cost to you or your loved ones. You can get your own MedFacts Kits today by filling out the form on this page.
A licensed insurance representative will contact you to arrange a convenient time to deliver your MedFacts Kit(s) and explain additional insurance coverage available.
* According to study by Johns Hopkins University.