An emergency plan gives carers the opportunity to think about and document concise, relevant information on the person they care for. This information can then be used if they cannot care, in the short term, due to an unplanned event or accident. It means that in an emergency the practical arrangements for caring are set out, and the carer’s views and knowledge of the person they care for can be shared with others.
An emergency plan can prevent an emergency becoming a crisis.
The conversations that you have with family, friends and neighbours about the role they could play in an emergency can help them understand your role as a carer, and many carers find that their levels of doubt, worry and stress may be reduced through the actual process and completion of their plan. Identifying emergency contacts who could help in the event of an emergency, also bring re-assurance and peace of mind.
Carers can complete their emergency plan at a convenient place and time with the help of a volunteer or staff member.
If you want to find out more about emergency planning you can call Rose on 0800 975 2131 or fill in an online enquiry form.