One of the biggest issues that can make caregiving almost unbearable for you could be as simple as finding what you need when you need it. This is most obvious when it comes to paperwork that you need for your aging adult. Using some of these tips can make a huge difference for you.
Keep a Calendar of Some Sort
The very first step in any organization process has got to be keeping some sort of calendar. When you first start out as a caregiver, it’s easy to believe that you’ll remember all the dates and events and appointments that you need to remember. But as your brain fills up, this becomes so much more difficult. Knowing when your aging adult’s senior care providers are due to arrive, for example, helps you to stay on schedule elsewhere.
Use a Pocket Notebook to Corral Questions
Questions are going to pop into your brain at the oddest times. You’ll think that you’ll remember them, just like appointments, until they flit away again. If you keep a pocket notebook handy, you’ll have somewhere to keep them all in one place. Then, at doctor’s appointments, you can get them all answered at once.
Dedicate a Specific Location to Sorting Paperwork
If you don’t have a set location in which to sort paperwork, mail, and other information, you likely have piles everywhere. Set aside a corner of a home office or even a section of the kitchen counter that is just for dealing with paperwork. Then you have one spot you need to search when you need something. Expanding file folders work wonders for small spaces because they don’t take up much space and they are portable, too.
Consider Converting to Digital Files
When you’re on the go a lot, you might find that it’s difficult to always have the exact paperwork that you need at any given time. Converting some or all of your paper files, notes, and calendars to digital versions can help you to have everything at your fingertips, no matter where you are. You should always keep paper backups, just in case, but this could be the answer for you.
The more organized you are, the less often you’ll have to hunt for information or other things you need. While it might feel complicated to get yourself organized, it’s worth the time that you spend so that you know just what needs to get handled still.
IF YOU OR AN AGING LOVED-ONE ARE CONSIDERING Home Care Services in Bryn Mawr, PA, PLEASE CONTACT THE FRIENDLY STAFF AT SUMA HOME CARE. CALL TODAY: 484-200-7347
Ibrahim recently completed a Professional Certificate in Management; He is currently pursuing a Masters in Business Administrations (MBA) at a prestigious university in the UK.
With their passion for helping others and a strong background in customer services and clinical care, Ibrahim and his wife started assisting individuals in their homes.
Since started and operating Suma Home Care in 2010 in the basement of their home, Suma Home Care has provided professionals who work endlessly in providing clients with the highest quality of care, while enabling clients to maintain dignity, comfort and safety in their homes.
Suma Home Care, serves four counties in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Chester, Montgomery and Philadelphia. Ibrahim is firmly connected to his local community and is always looking for ways to give back whenever the opportunity presents itself.
Ibrahim enjoys spending time with his wife and children, travelling and enjoys sports.
Mariama Suma-Keita BSN RN
Born in Sierra Leone west Africa, relocated to America in 1999 from a civil war and settled since in the U.S.A as a Naturalized citizen Graduated from National school of nursing with an associate , and completed BSN in Nursing from Immaculata University graduated with Honor roll Alpha Lambda sigma, After escaping the war served as a refugee nurse in Gambia and Guinea to other displaced refugees before coming to America.
In the states started in Homecare then then transition into hospital, worked in Jefferson hospital as a Registered nurse on Tele and general medsurg floor, also worked in Einstein hospital as an oncology transplant nurse , I realized that I enjoy working with patients so much and believe in quality and compassionate care one at a time dealing with an holistic approach in caring for patients and family in a familiar environment called home , I see the impact and progress when they’re home , it makes them feel relax and progress fast with recovering at home. As a nurse and entrepreneur I understand that dedication to meeting people and families needs is a priority, and able to foster relationships with family and patients that is professional and friendly to help them stay and settled home as a desire.
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