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Friday, May 30, 2014

Preparing for vacation

While preparing for the big family vacation, I'm using SafelyFiled for trip documentation.  Both for me to access on the road and for my support folks at home to access in an emergency.


SafelyMD Emergency Data Card In Action

We can say so much more with a video than with words!  This short video demonstrates the power of the SafelyMD Emergency Data Card. 


 


One thing we didn't mention in the video is that if this card is ever lost or stolen, you can very easily log into your SafelyMD account and reset the card.  That will invalidate the old card so that your info can no longer be seen if it's scanned.  This action will create a new card for you which you can print out.  

All of this is FREE for individuals.  


If you want to have this powerful service for yourself and other family members within one account, you can upgrade to SafelyFiled for only $48 a year.  Check out our plans page to see what else comes with the SafelyFiled package.  It's quite extensive!

Have a Safe day!





Monday, May 19, 2014

The Anti-social Network

Sometimes you need to share something, but not with the entire world.  Use SafelyFiled, the anti-social network.

 

Social Networks Have Their Place


We at SafelyFiled use Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter all the time.  They're great.  But they're not for everything.

Some things are so important that they need to be protected, yet you still want or need to share them.  Say, for example, you and your sister are taking care of your elderly mom.  And you and your sister live 1,000 miles apart.  When mom visits your sister, your sister needs to have mom's medical records, healthcare power of attorney and living will.  Just pop them into SafelyFiled, give your sister secure access, and both you and your sister will each have them, no matter where mom is staying.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Grandpa's Final Wishes

My husband's Grandpa had taken the time to do the responsible thing for his family.  He had a will, a living will and a signed Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) form. He also had the conversation with his wife about those plans. Yet, when the time came for those wishes to be implemented, it wasn't enough. 

 

Grandpa had a massive heart attack and quit breathing.  Although Grandma knew Grandpa did not want to be resuscitated and expressed that to the paramedics, she could not find his DNR form.  So, emergency responders did what they have to do in that case; they resuscitated him.

When Grandpa awoke in the ICU a few days later he was very angry because he had done all that he had been instructed to do to ensure his wishes were carried out and yet, they weren't.  Grandpa died a couple of weeks later in the ICU.  That resulted in a large medical bill which is what he was trying to avoid for the family.
 

 What went wrong?