As a personal care assistant providing home health services, it’s a safe bet that your life is pretty chaotic. Balancing multiple patients’ medications, daily plans, and personal requirements while trying to keep up with your own life can be exhausting. Without an effective way to stay organized, it’s easy for home health professionals to become overwhelmed by the many demands of their job.
Everybody has their own unique way to organize their life and what works for one personal care attendant may not work for another. The home health specialists at Best Home Care recently put their heads together to come up with some tips and tricks to help those providing in-home supportive services stay organized. Here are the results:
- Keep a Caregiving Calendar: This is a smart way to keep track of medications, appointments, and many other items. Download a calendar or scheduling app for your smartphone to make it more convenient.
- Start a Caregiving Journal: Start keeping track of each home care service you provided and take general notes about each patient’s needs each day. This can be very valuable in the event of an emergency or transition to a new caregiver.
- Be Prepared for an Emergency: Falling? Seizures? Whatever the most likely emergency may be, create a plan of what you will do until medical assistance arrives.
- Make a List of Necessities: Post a list of everything you need each day on your refrigerator and be sure to double-check it before heading out the door.
- Create a Patient Folder: Make copies of all medical, insurance, and other important documents for each of your patients. Keep these papers in separate labeled folders where you can easily access them.
Keeping your work and personal life organized is a crucial part of providing quality home care services. Best Home Care is happy to assist by handling the many administration tasks that come with caregiver jobs. Contact us today to see how we can organize your PCA services.