Tools for caregivers: Keeping & Organizing Medical Information
Friday, August 23, 2013 | Leslie Kernisan, MD MPH,
This post is part 3 of a series describing the four key types of tools that I recommended to caregivers at a retreat earlier this summer:
- Journal/notebook, for notes and symptom tracking (see this post for details)
- Portable and up-to-date medication list (see this post for details)
- Organizer to keep copies of medical results and medical records
- Personal/family task organizer
In this post, I’ll explain why it’s important to keep copies of medical results and key medical records. I’ll then explain which kinds of medical information is most useful to keep, and I’ll describe a few ways that caregivers can do this.