What to include on a daily schedule for adult and senior caregivers

Feb. 28, 2020

When an adult or senior caregiver comes to your loved one’s home, there are lots of new routines and instructions to learn and follow. You can help familiarize your caregiver with your loved one's schedule right from the start by providing them with a detailed list.

A good daily schedule will take the caregiver's shift(s) into account — whether they work three hours or 12 hours, daily or weekly, or even overnight. The schedule may include things like when your loved one wakes up, any preferred resting, nap or meal times or even favorite television shows to help keep everything moving smoothly.

Another crucial thing to include on your daily schedule is a medication prompting section, which describes everything your caregiver needs to know about the person's medication needs. Keep in mind that most caregivers will only be able to prompt your mom or dad to take medications and not actually administer them.

When your schedule is complete, make sure to include it in your adult and senior care contract. 

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Sample Daily Schedule

We've put together a sample daily schedule for your convenience. Here's what to do next. 


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Sample Daily Schedule for Adult and Senior Caregivers


Date: _____________________________


A.M.

12:00 (midnight)_______________________________________________

1:00_________________________________________________________

2:00_________________________________________________________

3:00_________________________________________________________

4:00_________________________________________________________

5:00_________________________________________________________

6:00_________________________________________________________

7:00_________________________________________________________

8:00_________________________________________________________

9:00_________________________________________________________

10:00_________________________________________________________

11:00_________________________________________________________

 

P.M.

12:00 (noon)__________________________________________________

1:00_________________________________________________________

2:00_________________________________________________________

3:00_________________________________________________________

4:00_________________________________________________________

5:00_________________________________________________________

6:00_________________________________________________________

7:00_________________________________________________________

8:00_________________________________________________________

9:00_________________________________________________________

10:00_________________________________________________________

11:00_________________________________________________________


Medication Prompting


Medication: ________________________________________________________

Dose: _____________________________________________________________

Scheduled times to take: ______________________________________________

Prescribing doctor: __________________________________________________

Additional notes about medication (take with food, etc.):

___________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________

Medication: ________________________________________________________

Dose: _____________________________________________________________

Scheduled times to take: ______________________________________________

Prescribing doctor: __________________________________________________

Additional notes about medication (take with food, etc.):

___________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________

Medication: ________________________________________________________

Dose: _____________________________________________________________

Scheduled times to take: ______________________________________________

Prescribing doctor: __________________________________________________

Additional notes about medication (take with food, etc.):

___________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________


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