The Senior Med Program is a program designed towards addressing the needs of our senior citizens in the community. This program gives paramedics the opportunity to review crucial information prior to their arrival on an emergency call involving our Senior Med customer.
Once a citizen decides that they are interested in the program, Shawn Felock will schedule a home visit with the new member, and gather vital medical history, including medications. The information gathered is helpful in the event that an emergency should occur involving our senior citizen. Some of the information that will be needed :
Any special circumstance that might pertain to that individual
Closest family / friend and phone number
Emergency phone numbers
Name, age, address, and phone number
Primary care physician
Medical History Database
Once the interview is completed, the department representative enters the information into a database that is only accessible by the Loveland-Symmes Fire Department, and the Northeast Communications Center (911). Customers are then assigned a number, and when EMS is dispatched, they have the ability to access the Seniors’ vital medical history. This will give EMS a jump start to treat their patient.
Fire Department Representatives
Fire department representatives are available to customers every day of the week. Upon request, Mike Mieczkowski, or another Senior Med representative will come to the homes of customers to:
Deliver reflective address signs
Evaluate any “special needs” customers
Perform home safety inspections
Take vital signs
In addition, one of the Senior Med representatives will contact the Senior every other month.
Firefighter / Paramedic Aaron Kidd is responsible for the Senior Med Program. If you would like more information please email Aaron Kidd.