Medical errors kill more than 250,000 every year in Canada and the United States.*
It is of particular importance that seniors are diligent about their own healthcare, as they are most at risk for complications and mistakes in emergency situations. On average, 1 in 2 adults over the age of 64 visits a hospital emergency room every year. Even more frightening, medical errors kill more than a quarter million people every year in the U.S. Between April and September of 2013, there were 227,597 recorded medical accidents and errors in Quebec’s Health Ministry. This small, six-month sample is a frightening insight into the larger picture. More than half of those incidents involved senior citizens.
Seniors are generally more at risk for medical mistakes for a number of reasons, but medication errors are the most common. Though those errors can be avoided with a review of every medication the patient is taking or ought to be taking, that practice is time-consuming, and seniors are often transferred several times during a visit. Seniors can be moved from their home, to the ICU, to a hospital room, to a rehab facility and back home. The high number of medical personnel responsible for a patient throughout heightens the risk of mistakes, especially with a patient who has a long medical history, or who takes a number of prescriptions.
The statistics can be alarming, especially in situations where a senior is unconscious and is unable to communicate because the medical personal would be unaware of any allergies, medications taken, who to contact, etc. However you can give yourself an extra measure of security. As part of our commitment to protecting the community, we are offering The Med Safe Kit at no cost to you.
The Med Safe Kit is a helpful medical guide that could save your life, or the life of a loved one when you are unable to communicate important medical information. The Med Safe Kit also provides you with the ability to detail the dosage and frequency of prescription medications you are currently taking. This will help doctors to better understand your daily medical regimen, which could directly affect your treatment plan.
We provide these kits AT NO COST! No cost to you or your loved ones. You can get your own Med Safe Kits today by filling out the form on this page.
"As a senior, I'm always concerned about my own safety. Medical ID Kits are a necessary, easy, and indispensable safety precaution. Having your own up to date information on medications being taken, allergies, medical conditions, emergency contacts, and primary physician’s contact info in case of an emergency is key in helping prevent deadly medical errors. My wife and I have been very happy with the kits we received and have told all our friends about them." - Josh from Toronto
Medical errors kill more than a quarter million people every year in the U.S. More than half of those incidents involved senior citizens.
“What happens if you lose consciousness, paramedics arrive and by mistake give you the wrong drug because they didn’t know what medications you were taking or what allergies you had? Having this information on you is critical at times like this.”
Our representative will contact you to arrange convenient time to deliver your Med Safe Kit(s) and explain additional insurance coverage available.
* According to CNN