The article states that although older people may exercise, socialize and take care of their homes and their health, there may come a day when they cannot do any of those things, thrusting their children or other relatives into an unexpected role.
It goes on to say that not all such caregivers are prepared to answer questions about an aging loved one’s medical history. That’s where Home Instead Senior Care Fairfax can help!
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 worked with Humana Points of Caregiving® to create 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 CallSM program to help you be prepared for these situations.
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We hope this was helpful. If you have any questions or if you know of a senior who could benefit from our vast array of home care services in the Fairfax area , please call us at 703.750.6644, or email us. We accept most long term care insurance as payment and have a full time staff of trained and certified home care personnel covering the Fairfax County, Virginia area.