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How to Help Manage a Senior's Follow Up Appointments

Before your senior loved one returns home from the hospital, he or she will likely receive a list of scheduled and/or recommended follow-up medical appointments. In order to keep his or her recovery on track, it's imperative that you help make sure your senior gets to each and every appointment.

Physical Should Follow Death of Spouse

The death of a spouse can have a dramatic and negative impact on an older adult. That’s why family caregivers should keep a close eye on a parent who has lost a spouse. A good first step is a doctor’s physical.

Planning and Companionship Can Help Seniors at the Doctor’s

Seniors who have no one to accompany them to the doctor can be at a real disadvantage, especially if they are hard of hearing. Consider enlisting the help of a friend or professional CAREGiverSM if Mom or Dad needs to go to the doctor and you can’t be there.

When it's Time to go to the Doctor…Here's What to Ask

Doctor visits can be overwhelming for older adults, particularly if they have hearing problems or dementia. Seniors often appreciate someone attending an appointment with them. If a family caregiver can't attend an appointment with an older loved one, encourage or help a senior find someone – a trusted neighbor or friend – to go with him or her to provide any needed assistance.

Age and Driving: Did Dad Hit a Light Pole?

A neighbor of your 83-year-old dad has called to tell you he saw your father back his car into a light pole. What do you say?

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