3. A combination of formal and informal emergency care.
This can be discussed as an option with the local authority and your informal carers.
- Medic Alert
This scheme operates by registering with Medic Alert and buying one if their bracelets or necklets which are engraved with a phone number to call for emergency treatment advice which corresponds to your unique ID number. Paramedic staff will be able to get valuable information in an emergency. This is useful if the person has speech problems. It can be used by the person or by you if you have health problems too. Telephone 01908 951045
- Alarms and telecare devices
Your local authority may have community alarms or telecare systems which you or the person you care for can use to get help in an emergency. Also see Topic 4 At Home under Housing- Telecare on this website.