Archive for Thursday, July 19, 2007

Program returns

July 19, 2007

Douglas County Senior Services is bringing back the Health File Program to Douglas County. The Health File Program was developed in 1999, and was created as a method for communicating care instructions to emergency personnel.

The health file is a blue plastic envelope that contains emergency care instructions, living will and durable power of attorney for healthcare choices forms, and a magnet that is to be placed in the upper right corner of a refrigerator. The health file will be on the outside of the refrigerator, held up by Velcro strips. Emergency personnel already have been notified to look for the health files in this location.

Health file forms are available in Douglas County from Douglas County Senior ServicesÂ, Inc., at 745 Vermont St, in Lawrence.

For more information, call Ashley Schemm at 842-0543.

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