A File of Life might save your life
by Karin L. Nauber
You are home alone when you suddenly fall ill. You call 911 for help but when they arrive you are unable to tell them anything about what is going on or about your condition.
A File of Life packet prominently displayed on your refrigerator could save your life.
The File of Life program is a magnetic pocket that holds a piece of folded paper containing your medical information.
The packet makes it possible to communicate your past medical history, the list of medications you are taking, and any life-threatening allergies you may have.
If you are unable to speak for yourself, the File of Life can tell your details for you and could save your life.
A few months ago, The Senior Perspective monthly newsletter contained a File of Life packet that included the magnetic pocket, a form to fill out your medical conditions/history, and the medications you take. . .