3 Ways to Stay Organized as a Caregiver

Caregiving isn’t always easy. There are times when it can be frustrating and overwhelming. You might even feel guilty about feeling that way in the first place. With that being said, know that these feelings are completely natural and happen to the best of us.

To help manage caregiver fatigue, one of the best things you can do is to stay organized. To help you get started, we’ve outlined some practical tips to stay organized coupled with some helpful medical binder printables  below. There is also a link to download and print them for free at the end of this article.

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1. Utilize a Medication Chart

It’s not uncommon for seniors to be prescribed multiple medications. A Consumer Reports study even reported that 55 percent of Americans are prescribed four medications on average. These medications can become difficult to track using your memory alone, resulting in unnecessary stress.

To help out, make use of the medication tracker below. Simply print out the sheet and keep track of each medication, its dosage, when your patient started it, and when they’re scheduled to stop. This way you don’t have to rack your brain trying to remember details about each prescription.

Medication Tracker

2. Use a Blood Pressure Tracker

One of the most important things to keep track of for senior patients is blood pressure. High blood pressure, or hypertension, can negatively impact your patient's health and eventually lead to fatal consequences if not monitored adequately.

Fortunately, to prevent these negative outcomes and keep your mind at rest, you can use the blood tracker printable below. This will help you make a daily routine of tracking your patient’s blood pressure. That way you can address any abnormalities as they arise.

Blood Pressure Log

3. Record Basic Medical Information

As you care for a senior, one of the most useful things to have in your tool-belt is a document with all of their basic medical information in one place. Simply writing down your patient’s full name, allergies, blood type, and emergency contact information can take a load of stress off your shoulders in the long run.

Using the basic medical information sheet below, you’ll have a single place to reference all of your patient’s medical information. This is something you should have on hand for any doctor's visit. These notes will help keep the physician informed so that they can treat your patient to the best of their ability.

Basic Health Information Form

Conclusion

[Download Medical Binder Printables Here]

Keeping track of every health detail for your patients as a caregiver can lead to an enormous amount of stress. To avoid this outcome, it’s important to stay organized and on top of things. Using the medical binder printables above, you can help your senior get the best care possible and rest easy.

Thank you Rhett Rivera for contributing this article.

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