Working with doctors and other healthcare professionals can be an important part of being a caregiver. If you go with the person you care for to see his or her doctor, here are a few tips that will help you be an ally and an advocate:
- Bring a list of questions that you and the person have prioritized, and take notes on what the doctor recommends.
- Bring a list of all medicines and dietary supplements the person is taking, both prescription and over-the-counter, and include the dosage and schedule.
- Always include both the person you care for and the doctor when you talk.
- Ask the doctor to recommend helpful community resources.
Learn more about how to help a person at their doctor's appointment.