Pack a grab-and-go bag
A grab-and-go bag should have the important information you might need in an emergency. Keep this bag near your front door so it can be grabbed quickly in an emergency. What you need to build a grab-and-go bag:
A list of important contact numbers, including:
- Your guardian or emergency contact(s)
- Family and friends
- Special care provider or support worker
- Doctor's office
- Insurance company information
Other important items:
- An extra set of keys
- A copy of bank books and some cash
- Extra glasses, contact lenses, and/or hearing aid batteries
- A change of underwear
- A bottle of water
- A blanket
- Pet food and medicine (if needed regularly) and a photocopy of your pet's shots/vaccinations
- Your grab-and-go bag should also include:
- A copy of your photo identification
- One week's worth of prescription drugs, medical supplies and special equipment.
- An information sheet about your special needs or disability.
- Foods that meet your dietary needs.
- Information about your allergies.
- Copies of your hospital cards.
If you have special needs, need a support person, or use life-sustaining equipment:
- Inform LMCH and arrange in advance for someone to check on you if there is an emergency.
- Wear a MedicAlert bracelet or carry an identification card.
- Carry a personal alarm that makes a loud noise so you can signal for help if you need it
- Label your equipment and attach instructions on how to use and move it.
- Who else should be on your emergency contact list?
- What else might you need in an emergency?