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How do I keep track of medications safely when there's more than one caregiver?

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Caregiving is indeed a big responsibility, including following a medication regimen for someone other than yourself. While it's great when there's more than one caregiver - so one can provide some respite for the other, keeping track of things like medication doses can be a real challenge. Having directions and records in writing can make a big difference, since that means everyone providing the care is seeing and following the same information.

Walgreens.com Caregiver Support page has a lot of information to help you in your caregiving duties. One particular section - Walgreens Medication Manager - can help you and your sister keep track of the medication given to your father. This printable chart has space for recording doses and the times they are given, tracking daily readings such as for blood glucose or blood pressure, and even recording questions your sister or you have for the doctor or pharmacist.

The chart is helpful not only for caregivers but especially for anyone who takes multiple medications and wants a simple way to make certain that doses have not been missed.

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