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Does Your Senior Need Help at Home? A Holiday Checklist for Anyone Caring for Seniors
Date:12/17/2008

The stockings are hung by the chimney with care as your parents and loved ones prepare for your holiday visit. Over the years, your parents have managed to keep most of familiar traditions that helped define your family's holiday celebrations. Yet, this year, when you arrive, you notice that things don't quite look the same as they did the last time you visited. What's changed? Use this holiday checklist from Home Instead Senior Care if you help care for a senior…

Omaha, NE (PRWEB) December 10, 2008 - You've just arrived at your parents' home for your holiday visit and you notice that something just isn't quite right. Things don't look the same as they did the last time you were there. It's possible that the conditions of aging may be jeopardizing your loved one's health and safety at home. Complete the following checklist from the international caregiving company Home Instead Senior Care. If most of your responses are "yes" that doesn't mean it's time to pack up mom and dad for a move to the nursing home. It could, however, mean that your older loved one might benefit from a little extra help at home.

Look below bathroom and kitchen sinks. Is poor eyesight making it difficult for your elderly relative to read medication labels and to properly store cleaning materials? Is he forgetting to refill medications and to take them on schedule? Check the refill date against the number of pills in the bottle to help determine if your loved one is taking medication regularly. Or call the pharmacy. According to Arcadia Healthcare, at least 1.5 million Americans are sickened, injured or killed each year by errors in prescribing, dispensing and taking medications and seniors - who take 40 percent of all drugs prescribed - are most susceptible.


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