How to Help a Loved One Prepare for a Planned Hospital Admission
Ensure that your loved one’s medical team has all of the medical information and documents to make sure your loved one gets the best possible care.
How to Support Safe Hospital Care for Loved Ones
Ensure that you can help prevent common medical complications during hospital stays.
- How to Help Prevent Superbug Infections (Staph, MRSA, Others)
- How to Help Prevent Sepsis, Bloodstream Infection
- How to Help Prevent Medication Mix-ups
- How to Help Prevent A Blood Clot
- How to Help Prevent Falls and Fractures
- How to Help Prevent Painful Bed Sores (Pressure Wounds/Pressure Ulcers)
- How to Help Prevent Pneumonia from a Ventilator (VAP)
- How to Help Prevent a Urinary Tract Infection from a Catheter (UTI/CAUTI)
- Help Prevent C. Diff Infection
Keep track of details: questions, tests and results, new medications and more!
How to Help Make Sure Your Loved One Gets the Correct Diagnosis and Treatment
How to get independent 2nd opinions and make sure all treatment options are fully understood and agreed upon.
How to Plan for Good, Safe Care After A Hospital Stay
Help prevent medical complications and possible hospital round trip with a good plan and coordinated care after your loved one is discharged.
How to Support Safe & Sound Pregnancy, Birth, & Recovery
Care partners to pregnant people are critical!
How to Prep for Time with Your Doctor
Doctors are busy! As much as they’d like to spend an hour or more with you, the reality is that they are generally pressed to schedule 2 or more patients in an hour. This goes for in-office and telehealth meetings.
Make every minute count! Prepare ahead of time, just as you would prepare for any business meeting.
- Prep for meeting with Doctor
- Prep for Telehealth Meeting with Doctor
- “Pain Map” (a handy form to show where you may be in pain and more)
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