Organizing and managing medical history information can reduce some care-related stress

Try: Set up a 3-ring binder for the Care recipient (cr) keep all notes and documents related to a cr in the binder keep copies of advance directives or durable power of attorney for healthcare in a drop-in sheet protector at the front of the binder use sheet protectors to hold medication info sheets business cards or other non-hole-punched papers write down important

Materials: 3-ring binder clear drop-in sheet protectors ruled paper with holes for binder copies of important documents

Categories: Caregiver Needs&Support, Medical Physical, Needs Some Assistance

Information: Sort info by subject and keep different subjects on separate pages subject headings might include family medical history medical care providers home care providers medication schedule medicine fact sheets health insurance providers etc for family list the names addresses and phone numbers of relatives with a description of each person’s relation to the cr for medical care providers list the names addresses phone numbers and specialties of doctors dentists psychiatrists etc for medical history note previous surgeries hospitalizations or major illnesses along with the dates they occurred keep a list of medication allergies and food allergies bring the binder to medical appointments use it to track all care information information

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*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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