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Future Caregivers Knowledge Base-Research Findings: Knowing is Caring (2 of 4)

Research findings in which 600 future family caregivers were surveyed to determine their level of knowledge and awareness when it comes to important information about their senior loved ones.

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Doctor and Medication Management: Knowing is Caring (3 of 4)

Aging parents who are seeing multiple doctors and receiving multiple medications may be at an increased risk for medication related problems.

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Information Management Tools and Resources: Knowing is Caring (4 of 4)

Learn about important medical documents, insurance information, and resources to assist with your senior's daily routines or an unexpected emergency.

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Knowing is Caring (1 of 4)

An introduction to the importance of knowing as much as you can about your senior's medications, doctors, medical appointments and other vital info.

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Senior Emergency Kit Worksheets and Checklists

The Senior Emergency Kit features several worksheets that family caregivers can complete with the help of a senior loved one. This toolkit can be kept in an easy-to-reach location, such as a nightstand, to allow easy access to information.

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Additional Resources

Consider the following resources to learn more about how to keep your senior loved ones safe at home.

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Make Your Senior's Health Information Handy

Refrigerator magnets are great ways to display photos and artwork. There are other important and potentially life-saving uses for magnets.

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One Family's Tragedy - Video

Pharmacist Rob Albers tells the story of his 89-year-old dad, whose medication accident left him paralyzed from the waist down.

You may feel that having your parent live with you is best. But consider a few factors before you make the move.

How to Care for Aging Parents

If you're one of the millions of baby boomers caring for aging parents, you know just how overwhelming it can be. Keep these helpful tips in mind to make it easier on both you and them.

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Answering the CallĀ®

If you're confused about the many medications Mom and Dad are taking, join the crowd. On average seniors ages 85 and older take 34 prescriptions, including refills, per year, according to the ASCP.

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