Midland Care Supports Operation Red File
Operation Red File a medical information initiative that is part of the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services’ (KDADS) Senior Medicare Patrol program. Operation Red File is designed to help seniors keep their critical health information accessible if needed in an emergency.
Participants in Operation Red File receive a large, red, magnetic folder that they can place on their refrigerator for instant access, where first responders will know to look for it. Participants are encouraged to put copies of their medical information and other critical documents in the folder, such as a clear, current photograph of the participant; a medical form with all current medical information; a medication list that can be updated as needed; and medical coverage information. First responders and emergency staff can use this information to:
- Instantly access medical history and medication records in an emergency
- Avoid delays caused by trying to get information from a confused patient
- Ensure that the family/responsible party will be notified quickly
- Have a photograph available in the case of a Silver Alert
Learn more about Operation Red File on the KDADS website
Happy Birthday Operation Red File!
On March 3, 2017 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., please join Midland Care for a first birthday celebration in honor of Operation Red File! Since launching in February of 2016, the project has distributed thousands of red files in Shawnee County. Join us at Midland Care on 6th Avenue at 1112 SW 6th Avenue in Topeka to pick up a red file, update your information, eat cake and get community information.