Emergency Home Preparedness Checklist

Hope for the best, plan for the worst with this checklist.

Tip 1:

Organize a binder (or piece of paper) with all the important medical information so it’s all in one place! They ask the same questions everytime you visit the Hospital!

Keep a record of:

  • Patient name
  • List of Meds
  • Allergies
  • List of family doctors
  • Appointment dates
  • Notes on previous visits
  • Record of procedures
  • Emergency contacts & #’s

Tip 2:

DO NOT RESUSITATE (DNR) forms: Post somewhere visible in the home (On fridge or on phone) or wear a bracelet.

Have an advance directive of care ready & signed in case you can’t give consent for any medical treatments. Keep a copy with all medical info & also on the fridge with the DNR just in case.


Make multiple copies to take to the hospitals, ambulance & give to other caregivers. Just make sure the master copy has the latest notes.


Don’t include the health card number – In case the binder is lost!

Emergency Checklist
☐ Take a CPR/First Aid course. It will certainly come in handy during an emergency at home!
☐ Wear an allergy bracelet if you have allergies.
☐ Keep at least (2) Epi-pens in the home.
☐ Put emergency numbers & contacts by the phone: On your cell, store numbers for emergency contacts listed under ICE (In Case of Emegency) or Speed Dial for faster Access.
☐ Have First Aid kits at home. If your home has multiple floors, consider putting one kit on each floor.
☐ Keep extra bottles of water, non-perishable food & blankets or sleeping bags on hand.
☐ Have flashlights, extra batteries & chargers on hand. Also keep some emergency cash stashed somewhere.