Keep your emergency information on ICE
Sep 19, 2013 | 1739 views | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend | print
To the Editor,

I had to have my daughter explain to me that ICE meant In Case of Emergency to first responders. I was passing on this piece of information to the members of the Caretakers Support Group that meets every second Sunday at 4 pm at the West Dover Congregational Church, and discovered many of them did not know this either. They suggested I write it in a letter to the editor. If you have a cell phone, one of your “favorites” should be ICE so that the EMTs while they are scooping you up off the floor, know the minute they look at your phone whom to call. Everyone should also have a folder labelled ICE handy and prominently displayed in case you are not “with it” when a rescuer arrives. It should have a list of your current medications, names and contact numbers for your doctors and ideally a copy of your advance directive/living will, as well as the contact information for someone to care for your pets if you have any. Mine is now in a shocking pink folder on the hall table in my entryway.

Claudette Hollenbeck

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