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Nearly 90 percent of seniors say they want to stay in their home. Doing so gives them a wonderful sense of continued independence.

But having mom or dad live alone can be a source of worry for their adult children. The, "What if?" scenarios can often overwhelm the mind. "What if she falls down?" "What if he forgets something on the stove?" "What if she doesn't tell me it's getting harder for her to get around?"

If you feel like this, you're not alone. In 2007 the AARP surveyed boomer women and found that two-thirds are concerned about their parents' ability to live independently.

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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.

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How to Help your Senior Manage Medications - Family Caregiver Recorded Webinar

Dr. Amy D'Aprix outlines ways to assist in medication management for anyone caring for an older parent, other relative or friend.

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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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How to Help Your Senior Manage Medication (Video 1 of 3)

This video series discusses senior medication challenges and offers tips on how to help your senior loved one organize and manage their medication.

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Senior Medication Challenges: How to Help Your Senior Manage Medication (Video 2 of 3)

Senior medication challenges include mistaking medications, side effects, drug interactions, high cost, insurance problems, and pharmacy confusion.

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Useful Tips for Managing Medication: How to Help Your Senior Manage Medication (Video 3 of 3)

Useful ways you can help your senior loved one get organized and avoid drug interactions and confusion about dosing.

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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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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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