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Keep crucial medical information handy in case of emergency

With the CARE Medical History Bracelet, your complete personal health history will always be within arm's reach. In the form of a USB flash drive compatible with any computer, the wristband makes essential medical information readily available to medical staff in the event of an emergency. Simply use the wristband's preloaded software to enter or update your health data on a computer and then download that data to the band.

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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.

Solution offers secure syncing between web and iPhone

Caregiver's Touch puts a safe and simple solution in the hands of caregivers to provide organization of, access to, and secure sharing of a loved one's information - whenever and wherever it's needed. It's the world's first caregiving tool to sync a web-based service with the mobility of the iPhone.

Senior Medication Management Issues

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.

Prevent medication errors with helpful reminders

RxmindMe is the solution to help medication takers remember to take their prescriptions. If you need something to track and organize you or your loved ones' medications, pills, prescriptions, or vitamins and alert you when it's time to take them, this app is for you.

Caring for Your Parents: Senior Emergency Kit

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.

Effectively manage health care information and share with other healthcare providers

Me & My Caregivers is a personalized, customized caregiver's toolkit to record and organize important information. It provides a secure one-stop location easily accessed and managed by those involved in your elderly loved one's care including family, friends and health care providers. By using a central communications hub, caregivers can eliminate time-wasting administrative tasks and spend more time providing quality care.

Emergency Preparedness: How to Deal with a Traumatic Midnight Call

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.

Information at caregiver's fingertips help respond to medical emergencies

If you are helping take care of an elderly relative, you will undoubtedly face new challenges as your loved one ages. The Elder 411 app will arm you with expert information to best manage your loved one's care. In the event of a medical emergency, you'll want the Elder 911 app immediately at your fingertips to know what to anticipate, what to do and how to react.

Connect and organize to manage complex health conditions

iBiomed is a health social network and organizer for anyone or any caregiver managing a multi-symptom health condition. The mobile or web-based application arms users with easy, efficient, portable and reliable record keeping tools to simplify health management and facilitate communication with health care providers or other people like you.

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  • Whether accompanying your loved one to a doctor's appointment or in response to a medical crisis, it's critical to have your loved one's medical information easily and quickly accessible. Home Instead Senior Care network created the Caring for Your Parents: Senior Emergency KitSM, an information management tool and website. This toolkit and other resources are part of the Answering the Call® program to help you be prepared for these situations.

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