Managing Health Information: 7 Tips for Caregivers

  • By Clay Chambers Springible Contributor
  • Reading Time About 1 minute
  • PostedAugust 14, 2018
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Doctors appointments, hospital visits, check-ups, prescription refills… When you’re caring for someone with a special need or disability, it’s crucial to manage the health and medical information that comes along with each condition.

Say goodbye to sticky notes and scrap paper (even the digital ones), it’s time to synthesize all of information you have lying around the house down to one, consolidated file.

The Center for Children with Special Needs has crafted a phenomenal list of blank documents that are designed to organize your medical, financial, and educational information for the person you are caring for.

One template we believe is particularly insightful is the Care Notebook. This document encompasses nearly everything. On it you have sheets with space to fill out a dietary log, medication lists, notes from doctor’s visits, emergency contact lists, equipment information, pharmacy information, health care provider contact list, and more.

For access to individual sheets, click the links below:

  1. Health Care Providers
  2. Pharmacy Contacts
  3. Allergy Log
  4. Growth Tracking Sheet
  5. Medications
  6. School and Help Center Contacts
  7. Out-of-pocket Expense Log

Use any one of these forms to synthesize where your information gets stored; it will ease the burden of having to handle too much information. Structure creates freedom.

NOTE: This feature references resources from The Center for Children with Special Needs.

Have other helpful tips for health management? We’d love to hear from you!