When you move from one home to another, especially if the new home is in a completely different neighborhood or if it is in a different state a lot of things get forgotten. With all the hustle and bustle of trying to ensure that you do not carry junk from one home to another, or making sure that the area you are moving to has all the amenities that you need a lot of details slip our minds. One of these things is your healthcare needs, and the needs of the rest of the family.
Healthcare is easy to forget especially when everyone is healthy. If someone in the family has a chronic illness it is easier to remember, and sometimes if the illness is something like asthma you can forget if there have been no recent attacks. However, a bout of illness can make a move very difficult as you are in a period of transition and finding healthcare centers in your new location can be very difficult. If you follow the following steps, you should find your healthcare worries alleviated and easy to manage.
1. Get All Your Medication Ordered Early
Prevention is better than cure should be the motto behind this choice. Before you move from your old residence ensure that the prescriptions of everyone in the family is filled up before you move. Make sure there is enough medication to get you through the move and into the new house. If anyone in the family has a chronic illness it is advisable to get a 3 month supply of all medications that they need, this will make sure they do not run out before you figure out the health system in your new home.
If you need a doctor to fill up the prescription, make a visit to your consultant a priority on your to-do-list. Also make sure to check how many of your prescriptions require refilling so that you can make a single trip, and get all the refills done at once.
2. Find Out How To Transfer Prescriptions
Getting medications in a new pharmacy can be difficult, because you have to start the process all over again. When you go to see your current pharmacist for your refills talk to him or her about how you can transfer any remaining prescription to a dispensary in the neighborhood that you are moving to. Your pharmacist can also tell which stores are the best and give you advice on the process of continuing your receipt of medications as you transition into your new home.
3. Get Family medical records Together
Getting medical records from all specialists that your family regularly sees is crucial. A lot of times people forget to get records from their family doctor, the dentist or any other health care specialist who sees family members, such as a physiotherapist, or a psychologist. The records should be up to date on all vaccinations, any tests carried out in the recent past, and a complete history of all chronic illnesses.
The same goes for pets. When you move ask the vet for copies of your animal’s records. They must include immunizations, any history of chronic illnesses or any adverse reactions to foods or medications. In the event that your pet eats special food that only you vet supplies, get one or two extra bags so that you have enough till you can find a good clinic in your new neighborhood.
4. Make a list of emergency Contacts
You will need to make a list of who to contact in the event of an emergency on our way to your new home, and when you get to your new home. These list should comprise next of kin, hospitals, the poison control center, medical insurance numbers and the allergies of family members. Keep this list in phones, tablets, computers, and a physical copy on your person so that it can be found by anyone who needs the information.
5. Make Sure The First Aid Kit Is Fully Stocked
Accidents do not warn you before they hit, preparedness is the only way to handle them best. Having the tools to deal with them when they occur is essential. Go through the kit and see what items are low or simply finished, and refill them completely. As you pack keep the kit around your being. As you move to the new home, keep the kit in an easily accessible place. Also have portable light sources around when you travel
If you follow these steps, you can easily handle any medical situation that presents itself. A healthy family is a happy family. One other way to ensure that your trip is happy is to get a good mover, like Penske or Ryder, who guarantee a great customer experience.