Caregiving Resources

At MedicAlert, we like to think of ourselves as part of the network of caregivers for every one of our members. We know that being a caregiver for someone with a chronic medical condition or severe allergy isn’t easy. Having responsibility for someone else’s well-being comes with many concerns and a lot of information to manage. In order to help care for our members and to facilitate our organization’s core mission, we’ve organized a breadth of caregiver resources for you below. We hope these resources will help make your very important job as a caregiver a little bit easier.

Caregiver Resources

At MedicAlert we understand that caregivers navigate, on a daily basis, many challenges. That’s why we complied our caregiver resources to help alleviate the day-to-day stress of being a caregiver.

How to Care for Elderly Parents

A Caregiver’s Perspective: How to Care for Elderly Parents

While growing old is a normal part of life, most of us are never fully prepared to care for an elderly or aging parent.

Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s

When you’re a caregiver for a loved one with a chronic illness such as Alzheimer’s or dementia, it’s hard to know what any given day will be like.

Caregivers’ Guide to Fall Prevention

With the staggering number of individuals that fall each year, implementing a fall prevention plan is necessary. Here are some cost-effective and simple measures you can take to help reduce falls for the person in your care.

Making the Transition from Hospital or Rehabilitative Care to Home Care

It can be challenging for your loved one to transition from hospital to home care. A MedicAlert medical ID and 24/7 protection plan can help.

Caregiver and Elderly Parent

How to Become a Paid Caregiver for an Elderly Parent

We compiled a detailed list of resources to help you determine whether you could receive monetary compensation for your role as a family caregiver.

How to Convince an Elderly Parent to Wear a Medical ID

It can be challenging to convince an elderly parent to wear a medical ID bracelet, necklace, or accessory. We compiled some best practices to help.

Alternative IDs for Elderly People Who Don’t Want to Wear a Medical Bracelet

MedicAlert offers a wide selection of alternative IDs for elderly people who don’t want to wear a bracelet. Members benefit from our 24/7 protection plan.

What is “Safe & Found,” and Why Does It Matter for People with Dementia?

MedicAlert’s “Safe & Found” program offers wandering protection for people with dementia, such as notifying emergency contacts and alerting local authorities.

The Difference Between a Medical ID and a Medical Alert System – and How They Complement Each Other

A medical ID and medical alert system are wearable devices with distinct differences. Both can help your loved one and are often paired together.

MedicAlert and Medical Guardian

MedicAlert and Medical Guardian

Medical Guardian is a top-rated provider of medical alert solutions dedicated to empowering their customers to live a life without limits.

Storing End-of-Life Documents Securely

End-of-Life Planning, and the Types of Documents MedicAlert Stores to Support It

MedicAlert securely stores end-of-life planning documents. Members can store their living will, healthcare power of attorney, DNR directive, and organ choices.

Mobile Emergency Contacts and MedicAlert Can Work Together to Keep you Safe in an Emergency

Learn how mobile emergency contacts and MedicAlert can work together to keep you safe during an emergency.

medical IDs for implanted cardiac device

Is a MedicAlert Medical ID Eligible for FSA/HSA?

A MedicAlert ID is a great way to protect yourself and your family, but are they eligible for FSA or HSA? Find out here.

Organizational Resources to Support Caregivers

Caregiver Resources

As a parent of a child with medical or special needs – life can throw you a curve ball at anytime. Managing doctor visits, school forms, medications, activities – the constant balancing act can be daunting – these resources that can help you navigate the daily grind

Safe and Secure: Parenting and Autism

For parents raising a child with a cognitive delay or autism, keeping a child safe brings on a completely different set of concerns.

Back-to-School Action Plan: Living with Allergies

The beginning of this school year is unlike any other.  Navigating back-to-school challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic is especially complicated for those who have severe allergies and asthma and are returning to in-person learning environments.

Helping a Child Live with a Chronic Medical Condition

Helping a Child Live with a Chronic Medical Condition

It can be challenging for your child to live with a chronic medical condition. A MedicAlert medical ID and 24/7 protection plan can help.

Supportive Resources for a Child with Developmental Disabilities

It can be challenging for your child to live with developmental disabilities. A MedicAlert medical ID and 24/7 protection plan can help in an emergency.

Special Needs Children and Paid Caregivers

How to Become a Paid Caregiver for a Child with Medical or Special Needs

We compiled a detailed list of resources to help you determine whether you could receive monetary compensation for providing your child specialized care.

Parent speaking to child about medical id alternatives

How to Convince a Child to Wear a Medical ID

It can be challenging to convince a child to wear a medical ID bracelet, necklace, or accessory. We compiled some best practices to aid the conversation.

Alternative IDs for Children

Alternative IDs for Children Who Don’t Want to Wear a Medical Bracelet

MedicAlert offers a wide selection of alternative medical ID for children who don’t want to wear a bracelet. All members benefit from our 24/7 protection plan.

Mother Hugging Autistic Child

What is “Safe & Found,” and Why Does It Matter for Children with Autism?

MedicAlert’s “Safe & Found” program offers wandering protection for autistic children, such as notifying emergency contacts and alerting local authorities.

Organizational Resources to Support Caregivers

Caregiver Resources

At MedicAlert we understand that caregivers navigate, on a daily basis, many challenges. That’s why we complied our caregiver resources to help alleviate the day-to-day stress of being a caregiver.

How to Care for Elderly Parents

A Caregiver’s Perspective: How to Care for Elderly Parents

While growing old is a normal part of life, most of us are never fully prepared to care for an elderly or aging parent.

Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s

When you’re a caregiver for a loved one with a chronic illness such as Alzheimer’s or dementia, it’s hard to know what any given day will be like.

Caregivers’ Guide to Fall Prevention

With the staggering number of individuals that fall each year, implementing a fall prevention plan is necessary. Here are some cost-effective and simple measures you can take to help reduce falls for the person in your care.

Making the Transition from Hospital or Rehabilitative Care to Home Care

It can be challenging for your loved one to transition from hospital to home care. A MedicAlert medical ID and 24/7 protection plan can help.

Caregiver and Elderly Parent

How to Become a Paid Caregiver for an Elderly Parent

We compiled a detailed list of resources to help you determine whether you could receive monetary compensation for your role as a family caregiver.

How to Convince an Elderly Parent to Wear a Medical ID

It can be challenging to convince an elderly parent to wear a medical ID bracelet, necklace, or accessory. We compiled some best practices to help.

Alternative IDs for Elderly People Who Don’t Want to Wear a Medical Bracelet

MedicAlert offers a wide selection of alternative IDs for elderly people who don’t want to wear a bracelet. Members benefit from our 24/7 protection plan.

What is “Safe & Found,” and Why Does It Matter for People with Dementia?

MedicAlert’s “Safe & Found” program offers wandering protection for people with dementia, such as notifying emergency contacts and alerting local authorities.

The Difference Between a Medical ID and a Medical Alert System – and How They Complement Each Other

A medical ID and medical alert system are wearable devices with distinct differences. Both can help your loved one and are often paired together.

MedicAlert and Medical Guardian

MedicAlert and Medical Guardian

Medical Guardian is a top-rated provider of medical alert solutions dedicated to empowering their customers to live a life without limits.

Storing End-of-Life Documents Securely

End-of-Life Planning, and the Types of Documents MedicAlert Stores to Support It

MedicAlert securely stores end-of-life planning documents. Members can store their living will, healthcare power of attorney, DNR directive, and organ choices.

Mobile Emergency Contacts and MedicAlert Can Work Together to Keep you Safe in an Emergency

Learn how mobile emergency contacts and MedicAlert can work together to keep you safe during an emergency.

medical IDs for implanted cardiac device

Is a MedicAlert Medical ID Eligible for FSA/HSA?

A MedicAlert ID is a great way to protect yourself and your family, but are they eligible for FSA or HSA? Find out here.

Organizational Resources to Support Caregivers

Caregiver Resources

As a parent of a child with medical or special needs – life can throw you a curve ball at anytime. Managing doctor visits, school forms, medications, activities – the constant balancing act can be daunting – these resources that can help you navigate the daily grind

Safe and Secure: Parenting and Autism

For parents raising a child with a cognitive delay or autism, keeping a child safe brings on a completely different set of concerns.

Back-to-School Action Plan: Living with Allergies

The beginning of this school year is unlike any other.  Navigating back-to-school challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic is especially complicated for those who have severe allergies and asthma and are returning to in-person learning environments.

Helping a Child Live with a Chronic Medical Condition

Helping a Child Live with a Chronic Medical Condition

It can be challenging for your child to live with a chronic medical condition. A MedicAlert medical ID and 24/7 protection plan can help.

Supportive Resources for a Child with Developmental Disabilities

It can be challenging for your child to live with developmental disabilities. A MedicAlert medical ID and 24/7 protection plan can help in an emergency.

Special Needs Children and Paid Caregivers

How to Become a Paid Caregiver for a Child with Medical or Special Needs

We compiled a detailed list of resources to help you determine whether you could receive monetary compensation for providing your child specialized care.

Parent speaking to child about medical id alternatives

How to Convince a Child to Wear a Medical ID

It can be challenging to convince a child to wear a medical ID bracelet, necklace, or accessory. We compiled some best practices to aid the conversation.

Alternative IDs for Children

Alternative IDs for Children Who Don’t Want to Wear a Medical Bracelet

MedicAlert offers a wide selection of alternative medical ID for children who don’t want to wear a bracelet. All members benefit from our 24/7 protection plan.

Mother Hugging Autistic Child

What is “Safe & Found,” and Why Does It Matter for Children with Autism?

MedicAlert’s “Safe & Found” program offers wandering protection for autistic children, such as notifying emergency contacts and alerting local authorities.

Organizational Resources to Support Caregivers