How to Handle a Medical Emergency

This year alone, 795,000 people in the United States will have a stroke. Use MySilverAge’s easy-to-follow brochure to learn how to handle medical emergencies before they happen.

A new study published in the Annals of Neurology shows that the incidence of ischemic stroke decreased by 36 percent among Caucasian or Mexican-Americans ages 60 and older between 2000 and 2010.

It’s a promising statistic. But for the 795,000 people who will experience a stroke in the United States this year, the need for care and resources is still strong. Understanding the warning signs and knowing how to handle this medical emergency before it happens can help ensure the right actions are taken immediately. offers an insightful infographic that prepares readers for strokes and additional medical emergencies like heart attacks, falls, and prescription drug overdoses. The infographic can be printed and turned into a brochure to be kept near the phone.

Readers can find additional advice about handling medical emergencies in MySilverAge’s “Guide to Finding Long-term Care in a Crisis.” The guide offers tips for thoughtfully choosing long-term care—even when there isn’t time for an extensive search. Download the guide to find:

  •   *Information on getting referrals and making comparisons
  •   *Options to finance a move to senior housing 
  •   *Important factors to consider when touring a community, including cleanliness, safety, and location


For a complete list of questions to ask on a long-term care tour and to learn how to find the appropriate community, download the free guide here: