Tips for Caring for an Eldely loved one

  • By: admin
  • Date: October 9, 2010
  • Time to read: 2 min.

Here are some important tips for anyone with a Heart Condition: These tips could be the difference in being able to keep you alive with the best and quickest care possible.

The first tip is 
Keep a Copy of your medical history, medications, emergency contacts.
If you are experiencing an emergency, you may not be able to supply the emergency technicians with the information they need. This list should have all information that you feel necessary for the emergency team to know. Please include any Allergies you have!

Always keep extra medications on hand.
You never know when there could be a natural disaster or emergency so it is wise to keep these extra meds in a safe, easy location to access in the event of disaster. Going without your medications could be just as dangerous as the disaster itself. Keep atleast an extra weeks worth.

Wear an emergency bracelet.
If anything were to cause you to not be able to speak, this bracelet will alert those that are assisting you know what could possibly be wrong and how to help. This bracelet should not only state your illness, but also allergies!

Make sure those around you the most often learn CPR
Its very important for those with you to know CPR to assist you in case of emergency. This easy to learn treatment can be a lifesaver!

Put 911 on your speed dial.
In case of emergency, you may need the most simple way to contact emergency services. Another great device is a personal alarm ( I had reviewed these on this site a while back and you can use the link in the right hand column to access companies that sell these devices) These are great especially if someone can’t always be with your loved one.

The last tip that I feel is especially important is
Always keep some of your heart meds on you when you leave the house. Taking meds as early as you can during a heart attack can save tissue which could otherwise be damaged if meds are not given soon enough. Make sure to label them correctly so those around you will know which to give in an emergency.

Have a great day Caregivers!

Sher at Caregivers Resources

Author has been a caregiver and facility owner for seniors for over 30 years

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