Information to Share with Your Home Care Provider

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When communicating with a home care provider, regardless of whether they’re undertaking medical or non-medical duties, make sure you share all important information regarding your elder family member’s health and well-being. This includes:

  • Pre-existing medical conditions
  • Weekly schedule information
  • Current medications
  • Dietary restrictions
  • Hobbies and interests
  • Likes and dislikes

Keep in mind that this list isn’t set in stone and will evolve. The more you share with your caregiver(s), the more prepared they will be to meet your needs.  Ensure that your caregiver(s) are kept up to date on the latest information regarding a senior’s health status, daily or weekly routines, and home care preferences.