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Emergency Alert

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  • PH-1800 Emergency Alert 376

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    Programs that ensure that elderly individuals, people who have medical problems or potential allergic reactions to specific drugs, and other isolated or vulnerable individuals who are at risk of health-related crises receive the medical attention they need during an emergency. Also included are programs that offer a means of identifying or locating individuals who may wander away from those responsible for their care and become lost.

  • PH-1800.1800 Emergency Medical Information Alert Systems 3

    Programs that allow individuals at risk for medical emergencies to provide information about allergies, recurrent ailments and dosage requirements, emergency notification instructions, hospital of choice, and doctor's name and telephone number in advance for use by EMTs/paramedics or other first responders in the event an emergency occurs. Included are "vial of life" programs that provide a vial to keep in the refrigerator which contains medical information plus a notification magnet for the outside of the door; "file of life" programs that provide a magnetized pouch for vital records that can be attached to the outside of the refrigerator; Web-based systems that allow a parent or guardian to create, store and manage a child's health information online via an electronic Emergency Information Form (EIF); and other similar emergency alert services.

  • PH-1800.2500 Gatekeeper Alert Programs 1

    Programs operated by organizations such as utility companies, departments of sanitation and local post offices that ask employees who work in residential neighborhoods on a regular basis (reading gas, electric and water meters, collecting refuse or delivering mail) to check on residents who are frail elderly or have disabilities and request an investigation by the appropriate authorities if the individual's normal routines have suddenly changed, e.g., if the person's mail has not been picked up on a regular basis. Also included are police departments and other organizations that conduct regular welfare checks in situations where people have requested the service. Training in what to look for is often provided by organizations in the community that work with older adults and people with disabilities.

  • PH-1800.3300 Identification Devices 12

    Programs that provide bracelets or pendants which contain information about the wearer's identity for older adults who have Alzheimer's disease or other similar conditions, for people who have severe developmental disabilities or are mentally ill, for children or for other individuals who may wander away from those responsible for their care and become lost.

  • PH-1800.4600 Locator Aids 36

    Programs that pay for or provide electronic devices that facilitate the ability of caregivers to determine the whereabouts of people who have Alzheimer's disease or other similar conditions, people who have severe developmental disabilities or are mentally ill, children or other individuals who may wander away from those responsible for their care and become lost.

  • PH-1800.5000 Medic Alert 13

    Programs that issue bracelets or pendants, or allow people to create medical ID cards or other documents which contain information about their special medical condition (e.g., diabetes), warnings about allergic reactions to drugs or other hazards, a list of current medications, emergency contacts and other important information in case treatment is required during an emergency.

  • PH-1800.6260 Personal Alarm Systems 304

    Programs that provide electronic equipment which connects frail elderly individuals, people who have disabilities or people at risk of violence from an ex-partner with the police, participating hospitals, paramedics or other sources of emergency assistance.

  • PH-1800.8500 Telephone Reassurance 28

    Programs that contact frail elderly individuals, people with disabilities or others who are vulnerable by telephone on a regular basis to ensure their good health and safety, and to reassure them that help is available if and when they need it.