No matter if you are young or old, there are a few things that should always be present in your home to look after any emergency medical crisis.
Basic First Aid Kit
A first aid kit is an all-time necessity in any household. It should contain adhesive bandages, absorbent compression dressing, adhesive cloth tape, antibiotic ointments, antiseptic wipes, large gloves, sterile gauze pads, roller bandages, oral thermometer, tweezers, and scissors.
Blood Pressure Monitor
Heart rates and blood pressure readings are often direct and accurate identifiers of any changes in the heart due to emotional or physical triggers. Blood pressure readings are used to monitor medication efficacy, understand triggers, avoid misdiagnosis due to white coat syndrome, and pre-diagnosis of heart diseases.
Blood Sugar Monitor
Regular blood sugar monitoring is necessary in diabetics and bedridden patients as severely low or high blood sugar can contribute to other co-morbidities which can be life threatening as well.
It is a non-invasive method to measure the level of oxygen being transferred by the blood to the furthest parts of the body, such as arms and legs. This has come to be used relentlessly during COVID pandemic and is now a much needed necessity in each household.
A bill box is a container which has predetermined slots for days of the week and time of the day (i.e. morning, noon, and night). It makes it easier for individuals to store and organize weekly or monthly medications in a proper manner and works are a reminder to take it timely as well.
A pill cutter/crusher is a plastic or metal box with a blade and pressured point to cut and crush the pill as required. Some medical conditions and old age also might make it difficult for a person to swallow a whole tablet, so crushing it or cutting it makes it easier for them to take the medication.