What Can Help Make Appointments at the Doctor Easier for Your Loved One?

Going to the doctor can stress you and your elderly loved one out quite a bit. Taking the time to prepare in advance can go a long way toward making the appointment much more helpful for you and your loved one.

Home Health Care Webster NY - What Can Help Make Appointments at the Doctor Easier for Your Loved One?

Home Health Care Webster NY – What Can Help Make Appointments at the Doctor Easier for Your Loved One?

Plan out What You Need to Discuss During the Appointment

You might already know what you want to talk about with your loved one’s doctor, but actually being there can make you forget easily. There’s the rush to get signed in, get your loved one’s vitals taken, and then the waiting. The rushing and the waiting combine to throw you out of your train of thought. Having a list in hand helps to keep you on target.

Go with Your Loved One When You Can

If it’s possible at all, going with your elderly loved one to her doctor’s appointments allows you to hear information firsthand. Sometimes, however, you might have other responsibilities that pull you in different directions. One option you might want to consider is having a senior home health care provider go with your loved one to her appointments when you can’t. That way you know someone is with her looking after her.

Bring Medications or at Least a Comprehensive List

Some elderly loved ones take a great many medications. And if your loved one sees more than one doctor or specialist, they’re prescribing different medications. To be certain that all records are up to date, make sure that you bring her medications with you or at least take the time to write down the names, doses, and other pertinent information about every medication.

Take Notes and Ask Questions

During the appointment itself, take notes about what the doctor has to share with you and your loved one. Those notes can turn out quite handy later if you want to refer back to anything. If the doctor mentions anything that you don’t understand or that you’re not familiar with, don’t be afraid to ask questions. The more questions you ask, the more information you’ll have.

As you get into your new routine, it may become a lot easier to manage appointments with your loved one’s doctor. Give yourselves time to adjust.

If you or an aging loved one are considering Home Health Care Services in Webster NY, contact the caring staff at Caring Hearts of Rochester today! Serving Rochester, Pittsford, Greece, Webster, Canandaigua, Fairport, Perinton, Penfield, Brighton, Henrietta and ansurrounding communities. Call 585-245-0134.

About Kevin Watkins

Caring Hearts of Rochester was founded by John Hunt and Kevin Watkins. Kevin and John met when they were in the same Boy Scout Troop in their youth. They chose different career paths before forming Caring Hearts.

Kevin and his wife, Candy, lived in Naples, Florida for 10 years, where three of their four children were born. He was recruited to the insurance industry by a colleague who felt his personality would benefit people with needs. The insurance industry became a big part of their lives. He evaluated peoples’ risks, working with property and casualty, and life products, and later began to underwrite Long Term Care insurance as people were beginning to plan for their futures. He started two agencies, then bought a third. In his last three years before selling his third agency, he was ranked in the top 10%, top 5% & then top 1% nationally out of the more than 12,500 Allstate agencies in the U.S. at the time. Kevin’s success can be accredited to his kind nature and his genuine desire to help individuals and families with their needs. He feels very at home meeting with people and discussing their needs, a trait that has been very helpful in his continued success with Caring Hearts of Rochester. Kevin returned to Rochester in 2006 to introduce their young children to snow and to be closer to his extended family.

After having returned to Rochester from their careers in other states, John and Kevin reconnected. Alzheimer’s had afflicted both of their families, and they had both experienced and witnessed the challenges associated with the role of being a caregiver. Kevin’s and John’s collective experiences complemented their desire to work with families and individuals in need. They founded Caring Hearts of Rochester and have since been able work in a capacity that has become a passion for them. They are both Certified Senior Advisors (CSA), a designation earned through education, study and experience in the Elderly and Geriatric Care Profession. Their number one concern is providing their senior clients with ethical and effective services and products. Caring Hearts of Rochester is associated with numerous local affiliations for the elderly in the Upstate NY area including Lifespan, Eldersource, and the Greater Rochester Area Partnership for the Elderly.

As the co-founders and hands-on managers of Caring Hearts of Rochester, we thank you for this opportunity to tell you about our passion. We are responsible for the services we offer, for the people we hire, for the training they receive, for the quality and reliability of the services our team delivers to you and your loved ones. Give us a call so that we may learn more about you and your needs at (585) 861-CARE(2273)