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Elder Care Houston: October is Organize Your Medical Information Month

October Is Organize Your Medical Information Month: Are You Prepared For An Emergency?
By LTC Expert Publications

Along with other observances this month, we want to share something that benefits our elder care clients, loved ones and friends.

When it comes to your medications and dosage, allergies, or life threatening challenges to a medical professional, emergency response professionals and caregivers need to know about you, what you are taking or what could harm you should there be an emergency.

The Vial of Life is the perfect solution. Having this information on your refrigerator for emergency response is invaluable. This information could be a life saver!

What is the Vial of Life?

The Vial of Life is designed to speak for you when you can’t speak for yourself. The vial contains important medical information that can assist emergency personnel in administering the proper medical treatment.  It is a small vial, bag, envelope or container that has all of your pertinent medical information in one place. It is also provided free, thanks to the ongoing support of American Senior Safety Agency.

“The Vial of Life is free because it should be!” Every person should have a Vial of Life form filled out. Seniors need this because of their constant medical changes and medications. It’s the right thing to do.

Put one in your wallet, in your glove compartment, and especially on your refrigerator door, and one in your child’s pocket.

“May I speak to you from my heart? People find themselves in emergencies that make it difficult to think straight. At these times, all emergency personnel who are trying to help you need to know many things about you.” says Jeffrey C. Miller, Director Vial of Life Project

Please take the time to check this out by visiting If you don’t use the Vial of Life, do something similar for yourself or the loved one you care for. The only cost to help save a life is time!


For information about how At Your Side Home Care can help you and your family with Elder Care in Houston or the surrounding area, contact our caregivers at 832-271-1600.

Donna Wrabel, LMSW

For most of us, the word "home" evokes warm feelings of comfort, security and well-being. For older adults, home also means holding tight to cherished memories and maintaining self-esteem and independence. When illness, injury or age make life a little more challenging, remaining at home in a comfortable, familiar environment encourages recovery and enhances the quality of life. Home can be defined as a private residence, an independent or assisted living facility or even a short term stay in the hospital, we recognize the additional benefits provided by a personal, professional assistant.

Our Certified Nurse Aides, 24-Hour Live-in Assistants and Home Health Aides are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We also provide the security and confidence of 24-hour Telephone Assistance, so fast, reliable help is always available when it's needed. To learn more about our homecare services see our homecare services page.

Different people need different levels of homecare. To meet the requirements of our clients, At Your Side Homecare maintains consistent staffing levels of caring professionals. Homecare service is available for as little as a few hours a week, or as many as 24 hours a day, seven days a week