MedicAlert Kid Smart offers the full suite of MedicAlert services at a discounted rate for children ages 0-17.
Advance Directive Storage
In the event of an emergency, will your wishes be known and honored? Will your loved ones be prepared to make decisions on your behalf if and when the time comes? Will your loved ones know where to find a copy of your advance directives?
With MedicAlert Foundation®, your written advance directives are safely and confidentially stored and made available when and where they’re needed.
Most emergency responders in the United States will initiate CPR or other life-sustaining measures unless they see a recognized DNR order for the patient. With a MedicAlert® membership, you’re able to communicate your pre-hospital Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) orders as part of your MedicAlert ID or on file as part of your EMIR® (Emergency Medical Information Record).
It’s important for you to consider your Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) orders before an emergency takes place. MedicAlert members can display their pre-hospital DNR orders on their medical IDs and store their orders in their EMIR as part of the Advantage membership, ensuring that first responders and medical professionals are aware of your wishes.
There are several things to consider before signing a DNR order.
When I had my stroke, I was admitted to the hospital without my list of medications. Then I remembered I was a MedicAlert member. In less than two minutes my doctor had a fax with all my medical information. Not only was I impressed, my doctor was too. It’s like a kid's security blanket, I feel a lot safer with it.