- Terry, sole caregiver of wife Norma, who lives with Alzheimer’s disease
Caring for someone close to you is a remarkable expression of kindness, loyalty and love. But it can also take an enormous toll on your physical and emotional health. It’s common for caregivers to feel overwhelmed, and to even neglect their well-being as the cognitive or physical abilities of a loved one change.
Consider us a part of your caregiver support team. We can assist you and the person for which you care in a number of ways:
You can’t be with your loved one every minute of the day. We’re available to emergency responders, paramedics and police around the clock to help ensure they stay safe.
No one should face an emergency alone. Only MedicAlert notifies you of your loved one’s situation and location – so you can be with them as quickly as possible.
What if your loved one experiences an emergency but is unable to communicate their condition? Only MedicAlert has their up-to-date medical profile on file, so emergency responders can access it at a moment’s notice.
Unlike imitators, at MedicAlert, a medically-trained professional reviews your medical information to ensure it’s accurate, detailed, and comprehensive. This way, emergency responders have the information they need to make the best decisions on how to care for you in an emergency.
For decades, MedicAlert has been the most trusted medical ID service among paramedics, police and other emergency responders. In the event of an emergency, the authentic MedicAlert ID is your loved one’s voice if they can’t speak, are unconscious or simply cannot communicate their condition.
But there is a lot more to MedicAlert than our medical IDs. When your loved one becomes a subscriber, you benefit from the service simply unavailable with imitators.
With all of the responsibilities that come with being a caregiver, there is always the risk of neglecting your own health and well-being. That’s why it’s important to ask for help and support from family members, friends, and caregiver support groups in your community.
The following are just a few of the many helpful online resources available online.
Alzheimer Society Canada - Caring for Someone
Resources for those caring for individuals with dementia.
Saint Elizabeth Health Care
Government of Canada - Compassionate Care Benefits
Learn more about the government’s compassionate care benefits.
Charitable Registration No. 10686 3293 RR0001
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