Vial of Life

The Vial of LIFE program supported by Chesapeake Home Care is a free service we provide to our client families and their communities. Our goal is to provide you with an easy way to store medical information at home – where emergency medical personnel can find it.

The Vial of LIFE kit helps ensure that emergency responders (firefighters, police officers and paramedics) can access important, and helpful, information about your family’s medical history in the event of a medical emergency. The kit includes a plastic vial, magnet for the refrigerator door, sticker for the front door, medical information form and an advance directive information sheet. By completing the medical information form and storing the vial correctly, you can provide vital, life-saving information even if neither you nor a family member is able to speak to the emergency responders.

Who should have a Vial of LIFE in your family? Everyone, including your children – medical emergencies can happen to anyone at any time. Research shows that 58% of all emergency calls are for senior citizens, so please be sure that your elderly parents are prepared. When there is no trained caregiver to help, there’s often panic, confusion, and a helpless sense of urgency and fear.

The Vial of LIFE can never replace having a trained caregiver on the scene, but it will give solid information on conditions and medications, information that’s written and ready to be used immediately by EMT’s.

The Vial of LIFE program is endorsed by:

  • Hospitals
  • Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs)
  • Coalition on Aging
  • Fire Departments
  • Police Departments

Talk with us today about obtaining a Vial of LIFE packet from our Chesapeake Home Care office for your senior parent or family member.