Carers NZ's Emergency Care Plan is designed for family carers who provide regular or 24 hour support for an elderly, ill, or disabled family member or friend. If you become ill or die suddenly, having an emergency plan in place will ensure uninterrupted care for the person you support.
Give copies of this Plan to at least one other member of your family or to a close friend, and/or to your home support worker, or others who should know what to do if you are suddenly unable to continue caring.
When you and the person you support travel away from home, take a copy of your Emergency Care Plan with you, along with copies of our Medications Care Plan.
You may also wish to keep a copy of your Emergency Carer ID Card in your wallet or handbag, or attach it to your key ring.
If something happens to you while you are away from home, the Card will alert others that the person you support may need help too.
Don't forget to download and complete new copies of this Plan whenever important details change!