Senior Emergency Kit San Jose Home Instead Senior Care

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The CallSM:

The Call SM Answering Home Instead Senior Care San Jose, California 408.370.6360 Senior Emergency Kit Online

Answering the CallSM:

Answering the Call SM It’s the midnight call that family caregivers dread: An emergency with a senior. The stats: Older adults represent just 13% of the population, but consume 40% of prescription drugs and 35% of over-the-counter drugs. Source: American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP)

The Research:

The Research According to research of future family caregivers conducted for the Home Instead Senior Care ® network: Only 47% say they are knowledgeable about their parents’ medical histories About half (49%) are able to name any of their parents’ medications Only 36% know where financial information is located

The Senior Emergency KitSM:

The Senior Emergency Kit SM The Home Instead Senior Care ® network working with Humana Points of Caregiving ® has developed the Senior Emergency Kit SM ( Download it from our blog ) Designed to help family caregivers keep important information about their senior loved ones at their fingertips.

Tracking the Vital Statistics:

Tracking the Vital Statistics The Senior Emergency Kit SM helps families have easy access to: Doctor’s and Pharmacist’s Information Medications and Dosages Allergies Important Documents such as Living Wills

The Risk Factors:

The Risk Factors Home Instead Senior Care ® network research revealed the medication risks for seniors: 48% have three or more factors that put them at risk. The Top Three Risks: 52% receive prescriptions from more than one doctor 41% live alone 37% have vision problems or poor eyesight

Ask the right questions::

Ask the right questions: What is the name of the med? What is it supposed to do? What’s the dose? Does it interact with what I’m already taking? How do I take it – with or without food? Do I take it in the a.m. or p.m.?

The questions continued . . . .:

The questions continued . . . . What are the benefits and risks? What are the side effects? What should I avoid? How often should I be tested? Do I need a refill?

A Wealth of Resources:

A Wealth of Resources More information and additional resources can be found at: and on our blog:

To Learn More:

To Learn More If you’d like to learn more about our services or if you’re interested in employment as a Home Instead CAREGiver SM please contact my office – a local, independently owned and operated Home Instead Senior Care franchise. Home Instead Senior Care San Jose, California 408.370.6360 c

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