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How Caregivers Can Think Like an ER Doctor

MotherDaughteriStock-1070272176Family caregivers provide many functions for their older adults or spouses, from transporting them to a social event to encouraging healthy habits. Caregivers can also find themselves in a cycle of bouncing from one emergency to the next. Juggling crises is a significant part of what we do, so learning how to handle these situations is helpful. Emergency physician Kevin Haselhorst, M.D., an expert in advance care planning, speaks to patients, family members, and healthcare providers about advance directives, palliative, and end-of-life care. Here are some of his tips.

View slideshow on HealthCentral for tips from an ER doctor that can help a caregiver deal with potential emergencies:

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