Books 4 Caregivers

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Five-Star Rated How to Survive 911 Medical Emergencies is a necessary tool and resource for all caregivers.

How to Survive 911 Medical Emergencies: Step-by-Step Before, During, After!

Calling 911 in an emergency may be the most important thing you ever do. However, it’s only one tool to get you and your elderly parents through a medical emergency. This book lays out a smarter process that can improve the odds that you will both have a successful outcome (i.e., survive) when going through an urgent care emergency.

That means getting yourself, your family, your charge, your home, and your environment ready for a medical emergency. This great resource lays out, in an easy-to-follow format, what you need to do to be “responder ready. Being prepared helps you make better decisions on giving critical aid that can keep your loved one stable until EMTs, Paramedics, or other professional help arrives.

You’ll see quick tips on how to get responders to your aging parent or special needs child quickly and learn how to be as helpful as you can while they are there. You’ll also learn more about getting prompt care at – and how to “work” – a hospital emergency department. In addition, find out how to get through the challenges of hospital discharge decisions and how you can assess the emergency’s impact on you, the caregiver, so that you can successfully recover yourself.

Finally, this book will help you make better decisions in many disaster situations.

This important book is one key, even critical resource that everyone with an aging, infirm parent or charge needs to help them make better decisions when it’s time to call 911.

The Voice of Confidence
for Caregivers

Nancy May is a leader and trusted advisor who has spent her career working with some of the most noted CEOs, boards, and senior leaders. Drawing on her corporate experience, she’s become an expert in navigating the tricks, traps, and complexities of the aging care industry. In doing so, she saved her parents over $250k/year, improved the quality of their care, and extended their lives and joy together.

She’s a noted speaker and host of Eldercare Success, one of the top 5% of globally popular podcasts, the host of @EldercareSuccess on YouTube, and the author of the five-star rated book How to Survive 911 Medical Emergencies, Step-by-Step Before, During, After!

Top reviews from the United States

Christine A. Smith and Dennis Scott Smith

5-star rating

Yes. You found it. The no-nonsense, everything makes sense GUIDE. Inside are instructions for being the BEST prepared family in the Emergency Department waiting room.

All the updated med info and supplies in the event of an overnight stay: READY Even what to ask and tell them so that YOUR loved one gets the life-sustaining, insurance-covered, correct care that they need. Nancy May collaborates with her knowledgeable husband in “How to Survive 911 Medical Emergencies” to make a bad experience better.

From that initial phone call until the return home, time-saving is life-saving. Medical personnel agree that treatment can be more effective when families give accurate details. Be the best advocate for your loved one. Do what this book tells you.

Michael Critelli

An exceptional analysis of a subject that gets too little attention!

5-star rating

This is a book that is exceptionally well-written, concise, and deep, with an incredible amount of content and insight packed into 106 easily readable pages. It is not only about the anatomy of an optimal response to an emergency but the preparatory steps any of us should be taking to avoid some of the stresses and risks of fatal error that accompany decision-making in emergency situations.

What I particularly liked was the degree to which the authors understand every step of a healthcare process, from the time the triggering event happens to the time the emergency situation has been resolved. They are particularly meticulous in their attention to the details of the information that should be available to healthcare providers, emergency personnel, attorneys, administrators, and courts. The authors remind us that we should relieve the potential for stress by taking basic steps long before an emergency occurs.

Any of us who have cared for elderly parents or in-laws are a particularly important audience for the content in this book, but it is valuable for the emergencies that can happen to children, spouses, or anyone else for whom we have care responsibility.

Reply: Thank you, Michael, for your thoughtful review. We hope the information in this book will continue to be of value and help to you and your family.

Julie Brubaker,
COO, Co-Owner, EPAGA Home Care

An important read!

5-star rating

HELLO! I just love the way this book is easy to read and laid out with summaries of each topic, plus checklists! I think we take for granted that people know how to deal with emergencies, and that simply is not true. I am excited to share that I just ordered more of these books to give away as “door prizes” for an event I’m hosting soon. Thank you to both authors for a great job.

Reply: Julie, Thank you for sharing this critical care information with those families you help and work with.
Nancy May

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