The Carlisle Firefighter’s Relief Association and the Friends of the Carlisle Council on Aging, has purchased “FILE OF LIFE” kits for Carlisle seniors. The “FILE OF LIFE” contains a mini medical history posted on the outside of one’s refrigerator. In an emergency the “FILE OF LIFE” card enables emergency medical technicians (EMTs) to obtain a quick medical history and vital personal information when a patient is unable to offer it. These are being provided free of charge.
The card, which is kept in a red plastic pocket labeled “File of Life,” lists the patient’s name, emergency contacts, health insurance policy and social security numbers, health conditions, medications including dosages, allergies, recent surgeries, religion, doctor’s name and whether or not there is a health care proxy or living will. The entire pocket is held, with a magnet, to the outside of the refrigerator for easy access in an emergency.
The “ FILE OF LIFE “ are available at the Council office at Town Hall. If you are unable to pick one up or have any questions about the “ File of Life “ program, please call 978-371-2895.