Protect Seniors from Fraud
Pharmacist Rob Albers tells the story of his 89-year-old dad, whose medication accident left him paralyzed from the waist down.
The questions can seem endless: What medications are you on? Do you have allergies? Is there a living will? Who has power of attorney? Any time your mom or dad winds up in the emergency room, doctor's office or hospital, there's much those professionals need to know about your parents. So do you, especially if your parents can't speak for themselves. Lack of information can certainly be trouble for you when the time comes to assist your aging loved ones. For Mom and Dad, though, the wrong information can be deadly. That's why family caregivers like you should be ready to be a supporter of your parents, helping them when it's time to provide those important details. The following resources could be a life-saver.
The Home Instead Senior Care® network's Senior Emergency KitSM can help ensure that family caregivers like you have fast and easy access to important information about loved ones in case of an emergency call.
As part of the Answering the CallSM program, Home Instead has developed this list of tools to track all aspects of your senior loved ones' care. Each tool offers different capabilities and features that are designed to help you coordinate and manage your caregiving. Give them a try, then add comments and rank them to help others as they navigate through the senior care maze. If you would like to suggest another tool, please email our social media advocate, Cat Koehler, at email@example.com.
Dr. Amy D'Aprix discusses being prepared with your senior loved one's medical information should a medical emergency arise. Details include tips on being prepared using Home Instead's Senior Emergency Kit, dealing with your emotions in a medical crisis, and preparing for your loved one's return home following a medical event.
Older adults often find themselves with more than one doctor managing their care. Research shows that seniors can put themselves at risk with multiple medications from several doctors. Check out the practical advice below along with the Home Instead Senior Care network's Senior Emergency KitSM at www.senioremergencykit.com
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