Care Alert Kits are designed to conveniently store all important healthcare documents in one location. This allows easy accessibility for anybody who may need to view hardcopy documentation, including carers, family members, substitute decision-makers, paramedics or other health professionals.
It is recommended people are encouraged to bring along or ensure access to their Care Alert Kit if being admitted to hospital, attending a General Practitioner or clinical appointment, or for use in an emergency.
The insert card provided has two design options available. One side is a design consistent with the Care at End of Life campaign; the other side features artwork by the artist Gilimbaa, from the Sad News, Sorry Business: Guidelines for caring for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through death and dying. Two magnets, which can be affixed to the plastic wallet, are provided for optional use. This allows the Care Alert Kit to be kept on a magnetic surface such as a refrigerator, for ease of access if required.