One of the most important things as a son or daughter is that we take care and do take interest in the well being of our parents. For they have nurtured us for so well, the least that we can do is repay their love and kindness.
What you can do in terms of medical aspect, is to know what medication their taking...
in the elderly group of people, many of them, especially the grandfatehrs/fathers...have a background history of diabetes, hypertension , ischemic heart disease in which medications are of utmost important.
Medications such as aspirin, warfarin, or those with any anticoagualant effects are of topmost priorty to know, as this will cause bleeding disorder, mind you.
Always label correctly the medications, clarify with the pharmacist upon taking the medicatoin what are the medications are indicated for. When to take and how to store them.
DO NOT MIX THE MEDICATIONs or REPLACE BOTTLES WHCICH ARE FINISHED WITH DIFFERENT K IND OF MEDICATIONS
and do bring your medications when you go to follow up at the clinic
I feel that this is an important thing to know as it creates a bit of a problem when the patient does not what medication their taking and do not bring them along whenever they see a doctor..