Get and stay organized!
Caregivers are responsible for the well-being of care-recipients. Hectic schedules are bombarded by never ending lists of demands. Daily tasks can include balancing finances, maintaining medical records, addressing health-care concerns, updating medication lists, completing household errands, attending educational functions, and arranging doctors appointments. Many caregivers perform these tasks in both the care-recipient’s and their own household. Avoid overwhelming mental exhaustion and create a functional environment by practicing good organizational skills.
- File bills and investments according to household.
- Log due dates and investment meetings.
- Categorize medical records and appointments by doctor.
- Create a list of questions for physicians regarding health-care concerns.
- Keep medication lists updated and in convenient locations.
- Make a list of household errands and chores.
- Meal prep if time allows.
- Mark and keep a detailed calendar with doctors appointments, children’s school functions, and career meetings.
Keep caregiving’s unavoidable stress to a minimum and regain sanity by creating an organized, functional environment. Take care and please share!