How do you keep up with an aging parent's health care needs?

  1. Amy Gillie profile image83
    Amy Gillieposted 5 years ago

    How do you keep up with an aging parent's health care needs?

  2. Sue St. Clair profile image73
    Sue St. Clairposted 5 years ago

    An article addressing the importance of knowing limitations prior to undertaking the medical care of an aging parent. Knowing what your limits are helps knowing what options you have in caring for your parent. read more

  3. transpose profile image85
    transposeposted 5 years ago

    I assume that the question is targeted at the financial aspect of health care?

    Just a quick reasponse, I think hospitalisation insurance is essential, especially for the older folks. I have an aging parent and my sis and I have covered her for hospitalisation as well as out-patient treatment. Took a load off our financial burden when she was hospitalised for stomach flu; also medication is covered when she goes to a GP.

    If we're talking about getting on top of all the possible ailments they might pick up, well I just google the symptoms and see what they might be. I'm not a doctor and have no experience with medical terms, but it helps to have some background knowledge (no matter how vague) when bringing them to a medical professional.