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Help Your Caregiver by Being Prepared

Know Your Medical and Medication History

What helps your caregivers deliver the best care? Knowing your updated medical history and medications. It may seem bothersome to update this information at every visit, but communicating this information every time is one of the simplest ways to help avoid serious errors. And it’s easy to keep track of this information by using these tools: This 15 page record for adults and 4 page record for children allows you to document key health information. You may or may not find it necessary to complete the entire form. After you complete this form, don’t forget to save it in a safe place, and update it after every medical appointment or hospital visit. You may consider sharing it with a family member or friend.
This form is a snapshot of your current medications and should be shared with your doctors and pharmacists at all visits. After you complete this list, don’t forget to save it in a safe place, and update it after every medical appointment or hospital visit. Because the one-page form folds into a wallet size card, you may consider carrying it with you at all times.

Please refer to the Related Links at right for your personal tools and other information for safe care.

Visit Help Your Caregiver by Being Prepared to learn more about the importance of having an advocate.

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