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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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Keeping Seniors Safe at Home

Keeping seniors safe at home means learning more about the many resources that are available to older adults and their family caregivers. If your mom and dad want to stay at home, make sure they have everything they need to guard against medication mistakes.

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One Family's Tragedy

After 35 years as a pharmacist, Rob Albers was familiar with many of the medication risks that older adults face, from overdosing to improper medication use. But he wasn't prepared to see a medication mistake result in an accident that left his own father, John, paralyzed from the waist down.

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The Warning Signs

If you don't have a medical background, you can feel overwhelmed about how to keep your seniors safe at home, especially if they are taking many medications.

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Give and Take

Safe medication management involves give and take between your senior loved one and his or her doctor and pharmacist. You are an important supporter as well for Mom and Dad. You can accompany your parents to the doctor or pharmacy to make sure they ask the right questions.

A number of resources can help family caregivers identify the signs that their older loved one might be depressed and give them the resources they need to help them assist that senior.

Resources Can Help Seniors Recognize Depression

Depression in seniors is not to be taken lightly. A number of resources can help family caregivers identify the signs that their older loved one might be depressed and give them the resources they need to help them assist that senior. One such resource is the Home Instead Senior Care® network, which can provide older adults with the companionship they oftentimes need to brighten their days.

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