tracking. These gadgets allow you to fill in important information fast and with accuracy, so you’re sure not to lose you’ve entered it. Information can be input by senior citizens as well.
It is easy to forget vital information, like when and what date to take medical appointments or medications. This can be especially when there are multiple patients that you take care of. Keep a caregiver’s diary to help recall important information.
9. It provides senior citizens with an opportunity to refer back to
This isn’t just beneficial for caregivers, but it is also beneficial for patients. Patients are the main person responsible for their overall health. So, it is important to know how their symptoms progress and their general health. For a point of reference, a caregiver can keep the journal.
Although a caregiver may not be able to give medical advice, a journal provides a complete report of the condition of the patient. The journal can also track their reactions to treatments and track how symptoms have changed.
Careful detailing of the patient’s progression and their activities may give them assurance of actions to take. The patient may be more inspired to think about their will. Patients could be more appreciative for improvements in their functioning. Thus, keeping a journal of the caregiver is useful to the patient as well.
10. To meet legal obligations
Finally, the caregiver’s journal could aid in monitoring elder health through providing documentation that can be utilized for purposes of legal. Elder law may require certain specifications to be adhered to to ensure a senior is not ill-treated. The caregivers may need to be present with seniors after hours.
When you’re a professional caregiver, you may be providing the patient with care, but family conflicts may arise about whether the care you provided was adequate to meet patients’ healthcare needs. Family members might argue with the patient that they’re not being taken care of, or that the caregiver isn’t paying attention to vital signs.