“The Information for Life" kit is a wonderfully valuable tool because it is a practical way to help seniors and their caregivers discuss and organize essential information
(PRWEB) July 19, 2012
The Society of Certified Senior Advisors (SCSA) has released the final installments of the popular Information for Life toolkit created to help seniors and their caregivers with the daunting task of compiling personal, legal, medical and financial information all in one place so that it is easily accessible when it is needed most. The Society of Certified Senior Advisors is committed to helping professionals understand the complex and dynamic lives of modern seniors and the Information for Life kit is offered as a free service to seniors and those who care for them. To download your copy of the Information for Life kit please visit the SCSA website at Information for Life.
The Information for Life kit provides easy-to-read and easy-to-understand documents for compiling information on topics such as:
- Who to call in an emergency and next-of-kin contact information;
- Household information such as where you keep extra house keys, or if you have a pet that needs to be cared for;
- Whether you have an advance directive or living will that makes your medical wishes known and where it can be found;
- Medical information such as medications and health insurance;
- An overview of pertinent financial documents and their location;
- And much, much more.
The newest sections of the Information for Life kit cover Caregiving Information, including a Caregiver Bill of Rights and a Daily & Lifestyle Routines form, and Family and Household Information, including a Household Information form and a Pet Information form.
“The Information for Life" kit is a wonderfully valuable tool because it is a practical way to help seniors and their caregivers discuss and organize essential information such as legal documents, financial, insurance, and health history, living wills and other life planning forms in one, easily retrievable package. The kit provides a great way to keep these important documents concisely and conveniently available,” said Mary Romelfanger, RN, MSN, CS, LNHA, Vice President for Credentialing, Certification Management Group, Society for Certified Senior Advisors.
Other sections of the Information for Life kit include: Emergency Contacts, Financial, Medical Advance Directives, Legal Documents, Insurance Documents, Health Needs and Medical History and End of Life sections. When you most need vital information from a senior is when they are least able to give it.
The Information for Life kit helps provide answers with an easily accessible, comprehensive tool that has been specially designed to assist seniors and their caregivers in compiling important information and to provide the guidance needed for caregivers who need to make decisions for seniors and handle their affairs when they are no longer able to do so for themselves.
About Society of Certified Senior Advisors (SCSA):
SCSA educates and certifies professionals to work more effectively with their senior clients. As the leading provider of certification for professionals serving seniors, SCSA’s Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)® credential requires CSAs to uphold the highest ethical standards for the benefit and protection of the health and welfare of seniors. Accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies, the CSA credential is the gold standard for professionals in all areas who work with the senior population. Through a comprehensive educational program, SCSA helps professionals understand the key health, social and financial issues that are important to the majority of seniors. For more information about SCSA, the CSA credential, and SCSA’s education program, visit http://www.csa.us.