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After you have hired your worker, you have to give her/him all the tools necessary to do a great job. They need to know as much as possible about the care of your loved one but of course, will not be able to read your mind.
With this in mind I will point you back to the post I made earlier about the binder with all the information in it. It is great for anyone stepping in, whether respite workers, family, or neighbors.
It is important to keep it up to date. I realize that you have a lot of your plate but keeping this binder up to date will insure that you can leave at anytime and the person replacing you will have access to the correct information about medications, doctors, appointments, etc.
Updating it might be a thing you can do when you are doing your test run with the respite worker. That way you can have peace and quiet and be able to really look it over.
I know mom’s medication changed a lot due to her being on blood thinners. It seemed like every blood test meant a different dosage and the prescription bottle didn’t change so I had to keep on top of it.
Also it is great to include any information about how your loved one acts. Mom liked country music so I tried to keep it on. She had favorite tv shows she liked to watch. Favorite food and drinks should be included. Anything quirky about your loved one should be discussed. Basically anything that would make the transition easier on your loved one and the respite worker.
What other information do you think should be in the binder?