How to avoid an elder care family crisis

Things a caregiver can do to be prepared for crises...or simply for peace of mind:--Be patient with yourself. A caregiver's role can be difficult at times and often downright messy and unfulfilling. Keep in mind that you are acting out of love, commitment or simply "doing the right thing".--Keep a record of all medications including over the counter (OTC) and herbal remedies your loved one is using. This information can be stored in your phone, computer or notebook. Be sure to include dosage and frequency of the medication.--Make a list of your loved one's health history: surgeries, major illnesses, etc.

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