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What Should Be in Your Parent’s First Aid Kit?

As a family caregiver to an older adult, it’s important that you be prepared for an emergency—even a minor one. If your elderly parent does not currently have a first aid kit in their home, it’s a good idea to prepare one and have it on hand. Having a first aid kit will allow you to quickly deal with minor cuts, burns, and other problems. Caregivers can purchase an already assembled kit, but it’s easy to put your own together, which ... Read more

Dangers of Distracted Driving

Because April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, many state and local organizations are sharing information about the dangers of distracted driving. If you have an elderly relative that still drives, it’s especially important that they review with you the factors that lead to distracted driving. Not only are senior drivers more likely to get into a car accident the older they get, they may be dealing with distractions they don’t even realize. You, family members, friends and homecare assistants should also take ... Read more