Home care in St. Charles, IL

  • 2580 Foxfield Road
  • Suite 304
  • St. Charles, IL 60174

Create a Patient Care Journal

February 2nd, 2016

For Senior Home Care in St. Charles
(630) 938-4738

Caring for an elderly loved one can be a demanding task that requires a collaborative effort between family members, physicians and caregivers. Seniors with poor health or reduced mobility may have additional care needs such as assistance with eating, dressing or personal hygiene. Between medical records, test results, insurance information and contacts, paperwork can become overwhelming! BrightStar Care in St. Charles suggests organizing a patient care journal to keep important health information in one easily accessible location.

Your home caregiver can assist you in compiling this organizational tool, which will be handy for family members and caregivers. It will also save time searching for medical data in case of an emergency.

A patient care journal in the form of a notebook or binder is an ideal way to record important information such as medications and therapies, special dietary requirements (such as low sodium meals or pureed food to prevent choking), and a detailed care plan.A journal can

  • Include a list of contacts such as neighbors who are willing to run errands, and notes on personal preferences and routines.
  • Detail the names and phone numbers for physicians, specialists and family members.
  • Include a copy of living will and health care surrogate documents that designate who will make decisions in the event that health declines.

Many family caregivers struggle to provide consistent care as they often have work, children and social commitments. BrightStar Care in St. Charles is on hand to provide professional, compassionate home care to ensure the health and well-being of everyone involved.

Our home healthcare agency in St. Charles offers a wide range of services including personal care assistance, and skilled nursing care.

For more information about senior care in St. Charles,
call BrightStar Care at (630) 938-4738.

 

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