Answering the Call: Local Program Helps Family Caregivers Prepare for Senior Emergencies

It’s the midnight call that can strike terror in the hearts of so many local family caregivers.

“Mom has suffered a stroke,” or “Dad accidentally overdosed on his medications.”

Resources are available for those adult children who live in fear of getting “the call” that tells them their senior loved one is in trouble. Research conducted for the Home Instead Senior Care® network has revealed that many grown children don’t know all they should about their older adults’ medical histories.*

“We’ve seen the turmoil that such an emergency creates and we’ve also witnessed how much smoother it can go when families are prepared,” said Mike Levine, owner of the Home Instead Senior Care office in South Sarasota County. “This resource will provide family caregivers with the tools they need to be ready for the unexpected.”

The Caring for Your Parents: Senior Emergency KitSM, an information management tool, can help family caregivers keep important information at their fingertips such as their senior’s doctors, pharmacy and insurance company, medications and dosage details as well as allergies.

Editor’s Note: For more information, go to
www.SeniorEmergencyKit.com or call your
local Home Instead Senior Care office for a FREE Senior Emergency Kit of your own at 941.234-0213.