Emergency Planning


Internet Links For Additional Forms

Living Will & Durable Healthcare Power of Attorney (AZ)
https://www.azag.gov/seniors/life-care-planning


Living Will & Durable Healthcare Power of Attorney (NM)
https://powerofattorney.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/new-mexico-advance-directive.pdf

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Portal-Rodeo

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

Checklist

Get Large Ziplock Bag

Put all important completed Papers inside it (essential list below), seal tightly.

Store in freezer top shelf at one of the sidewalls.


Essential contents:

1. Portal Rescue info on calling 911 (*tell operator which county you are in!), good to put 911 calling info next to household phone too.


2. Copy of File of Life for each household resident (also tape original to outside of fridge).


3. Copy of all household members Driver’s licenses & Medical Insurance Cards, completed Living Wills, Power of Attorney for Healthcare, & HIPPA forms*.


4. Emergency Support Contacts list!!


5. Pet care coverage specifics: caretakers/vet phone #s, leash/bed/food/medicine info.


*Portal Library will provide free packet of forms. Individuals must xerox personal licenses &

insurance cards, plus may need or want more blank HIPPA copies for coverage at a number of

“local” medical facilities: Portal Clinic, Douglas, Bisbee, SierraVista, Silver City, TMC, Banner UMC.


Emergency Support Contact List specifics:


-line up & list several local residents who agree to help in an emergency, provide them with: copy of your house key or info on hidden key location, where you keep checkbook/cash & other important paperwork that is not in your freezer ziplock bag (general Power of Attorney, Will, SS#) **have your main contact person notify your long distance contacts and your primary care provider if you were transported to a hospital.


-list long distance emergency kinfolk/close friends names & contact numbers; send them your local contact names & phone numbers.


Suggestions: prepare supply list for patient (& companion) during hospital/lodging stay and/or after discharge, note where these items are kept in the home. The list might include things like suitcase, clothes/underwear/shoes, personal hygiene items, glasses, hearing aids, address/phone # book, cell phone/computer/iPad, chargers, wallet, books, water bottle, approved snacks etc, other supplies like pillow/blanket for drive home, including cane/walker/wheelchair if needed. Be certain all costly items are secure from theft.


Herczog Nov. 2018


911

Medical Helicopter Service


There are 3 helicopter services that can respond to Portal Rescue 911 calls. We don't have any control over which one comes, so PR recommends that people subscribe to all 3 services. Here is info and a couple of comments about each:


AirMedCare(LifeLine/Air Evac):https://www.airmedcarenetwork.com/or 1-855-771-1355. This is the service based in Douglas and is the MOST COMMON provider. The cost is $85 for an adult or $65 for a senior.


Air Methods Advantage(helicopters are labeled Life Net or Native Air)www.airmethods.com/airmethodsadvantageor 1-855-877-2518. Life Net is based in Willcox and sometimes responds to Portal. Native Air is based in Silver City and responds to New Mexico emergencies (not sure if it responds in AZ). The cost is $40/year.


PhiCare: www.phicares.com/states/arizona.join.shtmlor 1-888-435-9744. PhiCares helicopters are based in Sierra Vista. The cost is $30 if you have insurance, $100 if you don't have health insurance.


Thus, the total cost for a Senior with insurance would be $65+$40+$30= $135. An adult without insurance would be $85+$40+100= $225.

Howard Topoff 2011