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Emergency Information for Aging Parents

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Caring for your aging parents can be a big responsibility. It's important to have certain information at your finger tips in case of an emergency.

Do you know the names of your mother's doctors? Do you have a complete rundown on your father's allergies and all the pertinent details about any past or present illness? And what about a complete list of all medications being taken?

"It only takes a few minutes to collect and write down this vital information — and it can save precious time in an emergency."

The Mayo Clinic offers a list of essential details we should all be aware of when we're looking out for our aging parents. Having these details can make a significant difference in the quality of care that your parents will receive. And knowing you have this information beforehand can be a source of some real peace of mind for you as a caregiver.


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