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Planning Tools and Education


Caregiving can be overwhelming and leave little time for planning. We believe it can be helpful to create a schedule, establishing routines and leaving room to take care of yourself. When creating a schedule, it may take some time to figure out the approach that works best for you. Every situation is unique. Some caregivers may need a strict schedule they follow each week, while others prefer a simple list of items to get done each day. Remember to be patient and allow room for change in the first few weeks. Below are some activities you may want to consider including.

  • Household chores
  • Meal times
  • Medication regimen
  • Personal care
  • Physical activities
  • Social activities
  • Appointments
  • Reminders to order supplies or fill prescriptions

We also want to note the importance of creating a daily schedule for your loved one. Their schedule can include their habits, reminders or your contact information. This can be put on a dry erase board in the kitchen, so that others can help with caregiving duties and access this information.