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Family caregivers should assemble a folder of these 9 important medical details that can be easily handed off to nurses and doctors when seniors need emergency care.

Deciding whether to use the emergency room, an urgent care clinic, or your physician during an urgent medical situation can be complicated. A new provider model has the potential to add even more confusion to your decision.

In many cases, a caregiver's health can be even more fragile than the patient's. If something were to happen to you, how would your loved one cope? Dementia caregivers especially need to have a backup plan in place for these scenarios.

When a senior needs medical attention, consider the level of care they require and the immediacy of the need before deciding where to take them for treatment.

It helps to look at aging as a potential fire; the chance of a major disaster is low, but you can still evaluate the potential risk areas and plan for unexpected crises with aging emergency 'fire drills.'

Falls are a common occurrence for seniors, so it’s important to know what to do after one occurs. Use these tips to get your elderly loved one on their feet again and avoid any further injury.

Elder care is a continual learning process, but a few simple organizational techniques can help caregivers relieve stress and use their time more efficiently.

Many nursing homes are not prepared for emergencies. A new government report shows that a startling number of nursing homes aren't adequately prepared for an emergency, such as a hurricane or a tornado.

When it comes to treating the elderly, not all emergency rooms are created equal, according to recent emergency room care rankings that have been released. The quality of emergency room care that a senior recieves often depends on which hospital they go to for treatment.

The growing popularity of senior emergency rooms is set to revolutionize emergency services for elderly. This geriatric wing of the ER is designed for the comfort and specialized treatment of seniors.

Every area of the world is prone to certain weather events. It is important to prepare elders as much as possible for disasters like hurricanes, earthquakes, fires, tsunamis, terrorist attacks or any other emergency situations.

Recent research indicates that a large number of caregivers lack the basic knowledge necessary to handle an elder health emergency.

The month of April has seen a record high number of country-wide tornadoes. Accompanying these storms are the stories of harrowing situations and survival. Those who have endured the storms repeat the same refrain--be prepared.

Personal emergency response systems can be a life-saving addition to a senior’s care plan. Knowing that help is only a push of a button away can give the entire family invaluable peace of mind.