Partnering in the Community to Distribute Home Support's Vials of Life
How important is it to you to have your updated medical information available to paramedics/ EMS should you have to call them to your home in the event of an emergency? Next to ensuring that your smoke alarms have working batteries, this is probably the next most important thing that you can do.
Mills Community Support’s Home Support has a ‘VIAL OF LIFE’ program in conjunction with the Lanark County paramedics. This provides a system to record medical information so that it is available in your home in the event of an emergency. Simply fill out the forms contained in the FREE vial, and place it on the top shelf of your fridge door. Attach the “Vial of Life” sticker to your front door – this way paramedics will know to look for your vial of life. When they read the information contained on the form, they will know how best to treat you.
Vials of Life are FREE and are available at the Home Support office, 67 Industrial Drive, the Hub, the Almonte and Pakenham Libraries and the Recreation/Cultural Department at the Old Town Hall.
Home Support has MANY PARTNERS who are helping to distribute Vials of Life. The Welcome Wagon is including a ‘Vial’ in every welcome basket that is offered to new people moving into the community. The Almonte Fire Department also has a supply of the ‘Vials’ which are distributed when they and the paramedics respond to an emergency call. The Almonte General Hospital’s Day Hospital and Medical Surgical Ward are assisting by handing out the Vials when patients are discharged from hospital to return to their homes.
PLEASE CALL HOME SUPPORT and arrange to pick up a Vial of Life – IT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE.
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