Finding The Perfect ID Bracelet for Jess
Jess, age 27 and autistic, is verbal but has a communication disorder. She can talk your ear off about a topic of her choosing or about something that is of interest to her. But, when someone asks her a question she often has difficulty expressing her answers, especially when she is upset. Because of her communication difficulties and because of a history of wandering, our family felt it was vitally important for her to have a medical ID bracelet.
Choosing the right one for Jessica took careful consideration. First of all, I was concerned about putting one on a chain around her neck. Secondly, it would need to be something she would be okay with wearing all the time. She had worn a watch before and really liked wearing it. She was good about keeping it on and wanted them fitted so that it didn’t slide around.
Medical ID Bracelet
For her to wear a bracelet, it could not have anything dangling off it because that would be distracting to Jessica. It needed to be waterproof and small enough to fit snugly on her small wrist. Because of Jessica’s multiple diagnoses, the ID needed to be able to have enough information to alert anyone who read it of all of her conditions. That was a pretty tall order and took a lot of searching. One of the obstacles was finding youth sizes.
Finally, my mom found the perfect one at Sima Enterprises (http://www.simaenterprises.com). This youth sized medical alert bracelet fastens with Velcro. The waterproof insert is tri-folded and can be written on both sides. It provides space for conditions, contact info, doctor info, etc. Jessica is comfortable wearing it and understands that it has important information in it. She has this pink one and also a black one. She has had them for years and wears one all the time. It has provided some peace of mind to me and assurance for her.
I wanted to share this information in case it is helpful for someone else who might be searching for a similar
Hope this helps!!
Very useful and important information! Many families will be happy to have that resource.
I hope it helps someone, I know it gave us a lot of reassurance!