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Legal Documentation and Medical History (Patient-Doctor Communication – Part 3 of 4)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

In this video “Legal Documentation and Medical History,” Mary Alexander from Home Instead Senior Care describes the legal medical forms and information you’ll need if you’re going to get involved in your aging parent’s medical care. For example, HIPAA does not allow your parent’s health care providers to share their medical information with anyone unless your parents can give them permission by filling out an “Authorization for Release of Information” form. This video covers variety of documents you need or may wish to consider in order to help your loved one get the best care.

This series of videos contains valuable information for anyone who is caring for an elderly person be it a parent, other relative or friend. For each topic you’ll learn helpful tips to overcome challenges and be provided with resources to make your family caregiving responsibilities a rewarding and loving experience. You may view this and more educational videos at www.caregiverstress.com

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