Senior Med Program

The Senior Med Program is a program designed towards addressing the needs of our senior citizens in the community. This program gives paramedics the opportunity to review crucial medical information prior to their arrival on an emergency call involving our Senior Med customer.

Enroll in Program

To enroll in the program, contact the department at 513-583-3001.

Gathering Medical History

Once a citizen decides that they are interested in the program, a home visit will be scheduled with the new member, to gather vital medical history, including medications. The information gathered is helpful in the event that an emergency should occur involving our senior citizens. Some of the information that will be needed :

  • Any special circumstance that might pertain to that individual
  • Closest family/friend and phone number
  • Emergency phone numbers
  • Hospital preference
  • Medication allergies
  • Medications taken
  • Name, age, address, and phone number
  • Primary care physician
Senior Med System - An older man having blood pressure checked

Medical History Database

Once the interview is completed, the department representative enters the information into a database that is only accessible by the Loveland-Symmes Fire Department, and the Northeast Communications Center (911). Customers are then assigned a number, and when EMS is dispatched, they have the ability to access the Seniors’ vital medical history. This will give EMS a jump start to treat the patient.

Fire Department Representatives

Fire department representatives are available to customers every day of the week. Upon request, a Senior Med representative will come to the homes of customers to:

  • Conduct interviews
  • Deliver reflective address signs
  • Evaluate any “special needs” customers
  • Perform home safety inspections
  • Take vital signs
  • Update information

Regular Contact

In addition, one of the Senior Med representatives will contact the Senior every other month.

More Information

Deputy Chief Mike Books is responsible for the Senior Med Program. If you would like more information please email to get in contact with our Senior Med representatives.