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Chart family medical history to assess potential health risks

Talking with your health care worker about your family health history can help you stay healthy! Use My Family Health Portrait to record pertinent health information about each of your relatives and generate a chart of health records or a family tree diagram. Organizing your information will help you or your doctor better visualize and assess potential health risks based on genetics and family history.

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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Seniors at Risk with Too Many Doctors

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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  • 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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