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Chapter 12. Dealing with Eldercare > Managing Medical Situations

Managing Medical Situations

Probably one of the most distinct aspects of eldercare is that you'll have to handle an increasing number of health-related situations. These events can be quite stressful, so you'll want to do everything you can to plan your schedule so that they go as smoothly as possible.

To do list

  • Introduce yourself to the staff at your elder's doctors' offices

  • Purchase an accessory that makes it easier for your elder to get in and out of your vehicle, if your elder and you can benefit from such a device

  • Make sure you understand your elder's medications

  • Create a chart of your elder's medication schedule, if he's taking multiple medications

  • Set up a system to remind your elder to take and reorder her medications

  • Write your own step-by-step instructions for filing your elder's medical insurance claims

  • Plan ahead for medical emergencies



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