3 reasons why you should write stuff down

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There can be a lot to keep track of as a carer – from medicines to health care appointments, medical history, care needs, support services and emergency contacts.

There can also be a lot of people who need to know this information. You might want to talk with your doctor about medicines, to give hospital staff a medical history, or to make sure respite care staff understand care needs.

It may seem obvious, but writing all this stuff down can help

Having all the information about the person you care for in one place makes it easy for you to give it to anyone who needs to know.

You can write down all the details about the person you care for and the care they need, and share it with anyone you want.

Even more importantly, writing stuff down can be vital in an emergency

Having all the information about the person you care for in one place makes it easier for someone to take over from you in a hurry.

You can rest easy knowing that the person you care for will still get the care they need, even if something happens to you.

We’ve made it easy for you

We have made a blank emergency care plan for you to fill in, save and share. It has all the details you need to think about for the person you care for. If you need to add information, you can add extra pages.

Download a blank emergency care plan

Take the time to download and fill in the plan to help both now and in an emergency.