Baby Boomers Unsure About Providing Care for Their Parent

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog.

http://bit.ly/mHGaTm
“By Paul McMullen
PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Monday, June 20, 2011
Baby boomers likely will become caregivers for their parents, but many are unsure how exactly to provide that care, according to a recent survey from a national company that helps seniors live in their own homes.

Home Instead Senior Care surveyed 600 caregivers between the ages of 45 and 65 to see whether they were current on their parents’ vital information in the event of a health emergency.

According to the survey, 31 percent of caregivers don’t know how many or what kinds of medications their parents take. The survey also found that 34 percent don’t know whether their parents have safety deposit boxes or where the key is, and 36 percent don’t know where their parents’ financial information is located.”

If you are a caregiver, see the MedlinePlus topic for Caregivers http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/caregivers.html to find resources to help you care for yourself and others.

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