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The Organized Caregiver: Documents and Easily Accessible Tech Tools
Posted By Amy Goyer On February 22, 2013 @ 12:00 pm In Take Care | Comments Disabled
Being organized is the key to success for all caregivers, but it can definitely be a challenge to gather and keep track of all the important documents and information  you’ll need. I suggest you gather your loved one’s information in one secure place for easy access. Here are the documents I’ve found to be critical as I am caregiving for my parents, and (above) my Taking Care with Amy Goyer video  on cool tech tools to help you stay organized and access information quickly.
First, collect the basic information. You may not immediately think about needing these things, but believe me, you will! Make copies of these:
The minimum health  information you’ll need includes:
Legal  documents you’ll need may include:
You’ll also want all the basic financial  information, including:
Remember, all of these things can change often, so keep them current, and try apps and websites such as Dropbox , Evernote  or AboutOne  to store and organize them so they are at your fingertips any time on your phone, tablet or computer – and easy to share with other family members. Technology really can make your life easier!
How do you stay organized? Please share your tips in the comments section below.
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x60U3KoDh8g
 important documents and information: http://www.aarp.org/home-family/caregiving/info-04-2012/caregiving-resource-center-assembling-critical-documents.html
 health: http://www.aarp.org/health/
 medical/health history: http://www.aarp.org/relationships/caregiving-resource-center/info-08-2010/gs_record_health_history.html
 health insurance: http://www.aarp.org/health/health-insurance/
 Legal: http://www.aarp.org/relationships/caregiving-resource-center/legalandfinancialmatters/
 Advanced Directives: http://www.aarp.org/relationships/caregiving-resource-center/info-11-2010/lfm_living_will_and_health_care_power_of_attorney.html
 Will or Trust: http://www.aarp.org/relationships/caregiving-resource-center/info-11-2010/lfm_writing_an_ethical_will.html
 End of life: http://www.aarp.org/relationships/caregiving-resource-center/endoflifecare.html
 financial: http://www.aarp.org/money
 manage financial matters.: http://www.aarp.org/relationships/caregiving-resource-center/info-08-2010/lfm_managing_someone_elses_money.html
 Insurance: http://www.aarp.org/relationships/caregiving-resource-center/info-08-2010/lfm_denied_insurance.html
 Dropbox: http://www.dropbox.com/
 Evernote: http://blog.aarp.org/2012/07/25/amy-goyer-caregivers-guide-to-organizing/
 AboutOne: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/01/11/amy-goyer-tech-apps-help-family-organize-and-make-movies/
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