in case of emergencyIn Case of Emergency (ICE) Safety Campaign Aims to Keep Elderly Safe…

Every day thousands of emergency calls are placed. These situations require split second decisions to aid them during the “Golden Hour” they have available to save lives. That’s why Visiting Angels, one of the nation’s largest in-home senior care agencies has launched the ICE a Cell Phone Safety Campaign to help seniors in case of an emergency.

To ICE a cell phone, you load emergency contacts in seniors’ phones with the word ICE in front of the emergency contacts’ names, so when someone finds a senior in trouble they know who to call In Case of Emergency. Visiting Angels hopes this will become a universal emergency plan-a quick way for emergency responders to pick up a senior’s cell phone, and press the letter ‘I’ to find emergency contacts.


How to ICE Seniors’ Cell Phones:

-Under ‘I’ in the cell phone contact list, load the In Case of Emergency contact names, beginning with the word ICE (ie: ICE-Heather).

-Make sure the emergency contact(s) agree to be an ICE partner.

-Include every phone number (home/work/cell) of the ICE partner.

ICE partners should know the seniors’ medical conditions, doctor’s names and medications they are taking.

-An ICE sticker can save a life. Place a Visiting Angels’ ICE Loaded Sticker on seniors’ cell phones, so if someone finds a senior in trouble, they know who to call in an emergency.

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Visiting Angels is a non-medical Home Care company specializing in areas of personal care and companionship.  We have been serving the area for over 14 years.  Our service area includes Wake and surrounding counties.  It is our goal at Visiting Angels to help families and their loved ones remain independent in their own homes.  Visiting Angels meets family service needs such as meal preparation, light housekeeping, errands, companionship, and hygiene assistance.  We work with physicians, hospitals, social workers, and families to develop individualized programs.  There is no long-term agreement and we offer morning, afternoon, and evening shifts as well as weekends & holidays.

For more information please call 919-787-4317

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