Getting Organized

 
If you're a caregiver, keeping track of your many responsibilites can be daunting. It helps to get organized.
If your family member or friend needs a lot of help, a well-planned routine can make the more demanding parts of your care-giving day go more smoothly, take less time and help to ensure that your family member or friend does not develop unnecessary problems.
 
It also helps to make lists of:
  • Medical personnel with their area of expertise, addresses and telephone numbers
  • Home healthcare agencies
  • Other people who can help or fill in, if you need additional help
  • Medications, when they are to be taken, and where they are stored
  • Exercise schedules and directions
  • Emergency contacts