Keepin’ it straight…those words can send fear through even the toughest of caregivers. There is so much information that goes into taking care of someone with any kind of physical or mental limitations. Between doctors appts., remembering the right questions that you want to ask the doctor, any instructions he might give you, prescription medication instructions, dietary instructions, physical limitations, habits, and hobbies, etc. Are you tired yet?
Then add in the other family members who have needs and wants that you have to remember and all of a sudden you have a recipe for disaster. Think about it. Can you imagine giving your mom your husband’s Viagara? Now, that’s a mental picture that could produce years of nightmares or therapy. What about giving your husband your mom’s Alzheimer’s medicine? Well…that might actually be a good thing, but you get the idea.
Dealing with my own medical problems plus those of my mom’s sometimes gets overwhelming. I’ve become quite the juggler these last few years. I still forget things once in a while and that is never a good thing. My life is a lot easier than some of the caregivers that have multiple people caring for their loved one or multiple loved ones who need care.
The answer is easy …organization. Keeping yourself organized is the only way to keep everything straight. Wouldn’t it be nice if all of the things that you needed were in one place? Well, now you can. I have created “The Caregiver’s Manual” a pdf that can be printed out and put it into a binder, but this isn’t your average Printable. This was created with the caregiver in mind. There are multiple pages and nothing has been left out!
I’ve included everything from the Universal Medication Form that you should be taking to every single doctor’s appointment. There’s a place for insurance information, Doctor instructions, important websites, Caregiver notes, daily routines. Nothing has been left out. The best part is when you fill up a page you can print off another one.
This has been something that I’ve wanted to do for a very long time. Anyone who manages any kind of medical issues could use this printable. Even people who just want a place to keep track of the medical information. I’m hoping over the next couple of months to add even more things like this to make your life just a little bit easier!
I hope you enjoy it and please tell anyone whom you think could use this awesome planner for themselves! All you have to do is sign up for my newsletters and it’s all yours!