An emergency plan can prevent an emergency becoming a crisis. Speaking with your family, friends and neighbours about how they could help in an emergency can reduce the worry and stress Carers feel in an emergency situation.
Identifying and arranging emergency contacts who could help in the event of an emergency also brings re-assurance and peace of mind. An emergency plan gives you the opportunity to think about and document concise, relevant information on the person you care for. This information can then be used if you 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 your views and knowledge of the person you care for can be shared with others.
To complete your emergency plan, please click on the link below and download the document. Once complete this can be emailed to others or printed and kept in a safe place at home.