Appointments

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My dad enjoying an appointment free day

There are many appointments a caregiver makes for their elderly parents or loved ones. The primary physician, physical therapy, the specialists, hair stylist, delivery of equipment and transportation are just a few of them.  I have found that having a calendar in my parent’s home highlighting the appointments, my cell phone calendar and my calendar at home helps me to keep up with all of them. Also, when I need to make future appointments after the doctors’ visits, I do so before leaving the office that day. This keeps me from having to make the appointment later which I may forget to do.  If the appointment needs to be rescheduled within 6-12 months, I make a notation on my calendar a month prior to the appointment to schedule.

Making appointments are time consuming and has a direct impact on the care for your loved ones.

I’m late! I’m late. For a very important date!
No time to say hello! Good bye!
I’m late! I’m late! I’m late!

-The Mad Hatter,
From Alice in Wonderland

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