As every parent knows children grow up in the blink of an eye and keeping track of just how they change, especially in matters of healthcare, can seem like a full time job. Fortunately, there’s a practical, easy-to-use resource to help you—a Care Notebook.
Designed to be portable, a Care Notebook is customized notebook, binder, file, or folder of medical and personal information you keep about your son or daughter, making it easier to keep track of appointments, recall details about treatment, and ensure the accuracy of any information you wish to share with health care providers, caregivers, or emergency personnel. Maintained by you—your child’s main caregiver—the Care Notebook reflects your wishes and directives on how you want your child treated. It’s also a good place to keep track of phone numbers and e-mail addresses of caregivers, teachers, therapists, and physicians, and anyone else who participates in caring for your child.