Daily journals can be an indispensable tool for caregivers. There are three primary types of journals that many caregivers find useful:
a patient log;
a medication log;
a caregiver journal.
You can use daily journals to:
document events at your loved one’s end of life;
monitor your loved one’s condition;
organize patient and caregiver activities;
help caregivers communicate with each other;
give quick access to important information;
encourage personal expression.
This section offers guidelines for creating and using daily journals. Pick and choose from the three main types of journals and from the suggestions for each. Or, create a system that works for you. Follow the links below for details.