SELFHELP check lists for assessing, organizing and managing your senior care needs.
Emergency Contacts – Keep a current list of emergency contacts. Post it near your and your loved ones’ phones. Carry a copy with you, as well.
Financial Information – It is important to have you and your loved ones’ financial information organized in one place.
Functional Assessment – This handy checklist allows you to periodically review and record how well your elderly loved one manages. It will serve as a baseline reference if there are changes in behavior or habits.
Home Safety – Assess you elderly loved ones’ home environment for safety and security.
Insurance information – Keep all your and your loved ones’ insurance information organized.
Legal & Other Professional Contacts – Have all non-medical contacts organized and handy.
Medical Contacts – Keep medical contacts current and within reach.
Medical History – Maintain a complete, up-to-date, detailed medical history in order to save time and avoid mistakes in the event of a medical emergency or hospitalization.
Medical Summary – Have a medical summary on hand easing any stress related to doctor visits and meetings with other healthcare professionals.
Medication Summary – It is critical to have an up-to-date medication summary for anyone on a drug regimen.
Needs Assessment – This checklist will give you a good sense of your loved ones’ needs and a point of reference if there are changes in behavior or habits.