Keep it up to date! An outdated file won’t do you much good when you are standing in the emergency room at midnight...
If you are the caregiver of an elderly loved one, staying organized is essential. A great organizational tool is the patient file-- which is a comprehensive list of information about your loved one. There are various ways to create and maintain a patient file... Some folks prefer paper, others electronic methods, while some prefer a combination of both. You can keep this information in any form that works for you. The important thing is that it provides easy access and can be efficiently updated and shared when needed. Select a place to store the file that is logical to you – where you can grab it quickly in an emergency or on your way out the door to an appointment.
What should go in the Patient File?