Why Organization is Important When Dealing With Elderly Care
Visiting Angels can help seniors in South Burlington, Montpelier, St Albans, and the surrounding areas in Vermont get organized so important information is easily accessible
Often, caretakers are all too familiar with the stress and challenge of caring for a loved one. Sometimes as a part-time caregiver, you may be unsure how to handle the situation. Visiting Angels of South Burlington can help keep you organized to save time, energy, and undue stress on your end with in-home care services.
Organization can mean different things depending on the circumstance. Organization is not the same as cleanliness, and organization is a lot different than routine—it has more to do with keeping things together and in their appropriate place so they can be accessed by anyone who needs them.
Caring for a loved one can be overwhelming. It can also make you feel like you are in over your head, and that is why in-home care with Visiting Angels of South Burlington is here to help.
Make a list of important information:
With in-home care, you should get all the household, medical, legal, financial, home maintenance, and any other important information together and put it in an easily accessible place. Create a system where all names, addresses, and phone numbers are in one spot.
Create a Filing System:
Develop a file system for all information of elderly care. Sections for filing will be medical bills, legal papers, resources, financial papers. As we know, paperwork can pile up, so filing can keep things organized, especially when dealing with additional paperwork other than your own.
Keep a Log:
Keep a log of those you talk with regarding the elderly care of your senior loved one. This should contain the name of who you spoke with, the date and time, and a brief description of what was discussed.
Make Copies of Medical Papers/Bills:
The medical information for elderly care is essential. Quality record keeping can prevent duplicating tests and medicine refills. It is crucial to have each health care provider's name, telephone number, address, and specialty that cares for your aging loved one.
Keep a Master Schedule In a Safe Place:
Develop an elderly care master schedule to track when medications need to be reordered, scheduled appointments, etc.
Organization can make all the difference in the world when dealing with elderly care. You will avoid forgetting things, and you will serve as a person or as an extension of the family. The key to organization is to start now, set up your system, and be prepared to use it. Be ready for any situation, whether a health crisis or just daily living.
If you're interested in more information about how in-home care can help your senior loved ones, contact visiting Angels of South Burlington's main office today at 802-210-1108.