Rita and Brian Manister who care for each other.
Have you ever thought what would happen to the person you look after if you became unwell, had an accident or emergency? This thought is often at the back of carers’ minds and ignoring it can even make it even more of a worry. The Carers’ Centre Emergency Plan safely stores essential information about you and the person you care for. If something goes wrong, the emergency care you’ve planned is put in place.
“There’s no two ways about it, the Emergency Plan is brilliant and brings real peace of mind,’ said Brian Manister from Bath. “What I like about it is the detail, like where you keep medication, how to access your property and who to get in touch with if something happens.”
Brian and his wife Rita have each completed an Emergency Plan as they care for each other. “It was so easy to fill in send off and just a few days later we received our Emergency Cards,” said Brian. The Emergency Card is kept in a purse or wallet. If the unthinkable happens, the card alerts health professionals to put the Emergency Plan into action. “It’s such a great idea,” added Rita. “Every carer should have one!”
John Langford-Young lives in Midsomer Norton and cares for his wife.
“Irene has multiple sclerosis and relies on me a lot,” explained John, who works full time as a chef in Bath. “I got my Emergency Plan in the post from the Carers’ Centre and I thought it was such a good idea. If anything happened to me on my commute or at work it could mean a really big problem for Irene.”
With their Emergency Plan completed and stored at the Carers’ Centre, Irene and John feel more relaxed. “It was such a simple form; it didn’t take long to fill in and now I keep my Emergency Card safely on me at all times. It feels like a big weight had been lifted off my shoulders.”
To receive your FREE Emergency Plan, contact the Carers' Centre on 0800 0388 885 or download from the Carers’ Centre website www.banescarerscentre.org.uk