Whether you are looking for medical tracking solutions or you are a caregiver to a senior citizen, this 44 page Senior Medical and Wellness Planner Printable helps put some of the stress in the rearview mirror. It is hard to keep track of everything, so this binder helps keep track of everything to give information to the doctors and peace of mind to you and family.
Getting older and having to track the multiple medical appointments and test results is hard and challenging when there is so much all at one time. Pieces of paper are lost, results are left in the car, and our memory doesn’t quite fit what we *thought* the doctor had said.
It’s ok. There is a lot for all of us to remember, whether it is for yourself or if you are caring for an aging parent or loved one. It can be a full time job trying to manage it all on your own without a system in place.
Our Senior Medical + Wellness worksheets are set up based on us caring for our two parents in their late seventies. They are still living independently at home, thankfully, but from time to time, there is so much to navigate that we felt that we needed to regroup and have some organization. So far, these sheets are keeping us sane and there are fewer and fewer questions being asked as we can just go back into the binder and see what we logged from visits or test results.
🏥 Why This Works
Organized | Sometimes we just need a system in place to avoid slipping here and there. A little bit of organization will help them feel confident and in control and will ease the burden on their caretakers.
Confidence Building | I think most senior citizens prefer to take care of themselves and remain independent as long as possible. In some cases, they just need a few tools in the toolbox to make that happen. Having a binder where they can log in all of their medications, exercise, lab reports, doctor’s calls, etc may just help them with one piece of the puzzle. When there is a day that they “don’t quite remember 100%”, they can quickly look back and look at what is logged into their binder and see that the doctor did say “x or y on the phone on Wednesday.”
Identify Trends | If you keep up on this binder, it will allow you and your senior family member to see trends that are working. This will allow you to give all of this data to the family doctor. This is so much better than “I think it’s been 3 weeks…” or “I’m pretty sure my blood sugar is better but the chart shows it’s been worse the past several weeks.”
📒 What’s Included
This 44 page planner is chock full of sheets that will be perfect for you or your loved one to download. Use them all, or just the few that you specifically need right now. Once you have them, they are yours forever. Reprint them again and again as needed.
📝 Cover Sheets
There are two different coversheets for you to choose from depending on which one more closely reflects your needs.
🩸 Blood Sugar Tracker
Tracking blood sugar levels, especially for diabetic or pre-diabetic people, is extremely important. Writing these numbers down on a slip of paper and hoping to convey the information to the doctor isn’t going to be good enough. These are times that the doctor can help see if there is a trend. It is best to partner this worksheet with the Food Journal to give a full circle scope on how your blood sugar changes based on what you eat.
👩⚕️ Blood Pressure Tracker
If you or loved one happens to be tracking the blood pressure on a daily basis, this is perfect to have either right by the blood pressure monitor or to keep in the binder nearby. Again, this will help identify trends.
Give this to your doctor to see what may be causing the pressure to rise or fall. Make sure to include your Food Journal as there may be hidden salts in some of your food.
💊 Prescription Tracker
We love this one as it can be confusing to keep track of how much of which medicine should be taken, and when. Let’s eliminate any confusion by keeping track on this worksheet. Best of all, this helps you monitor when it renews so you don’t accidentally run out. Some practices offer a print out after every office visit, so compare that sheet to what is logged here to make sure the worksheet stays up to date.
Often the doctor SAYS one thing but then doesn’t change it in the records, causing the seniors to feel confused. Let’s just eliminate that altogether by keeping track on these sheets.
📈 Medical Information
This sheet is so everyone in the family knows all of the doctors and their phone numbers. There is a quick spot on the bottom to track insurance information as well.
We needed this when my mom had to go to the emergency room via an ambulance and her doctors needed to be notified. I was able to tell the paramedics where this was and I didn’t have to stress over finding her primary care physician information. It was right there and easy to access.
The last thing you want to do in a stressful situation is hunt down these details.
💉 Vaccination Log
This is great to track not only flu shots but even those long term shots like tetanus which are much harder for all us to remember when they were given.
🥼 Medical Appointments
If you are like our parents, you may as well print off several of these sheets. There are more appointments as come folks require additional care as they age. It’s tough to alway keep track of it, so log all the appointments in here so there is no confusion on how long it’s been since the foot doctor was scheduled.
It is also good to go back and refer to when issues creep up.
🤒 Symptom Tracker
This is a great one for all of us. Keep track of when a specific symptom started and what may be triggering it. This will help you determine the right time to call the doctor and communicate those data points with him/her.
This is a critical one for smaller symptoms that tend to be irritants until we realize that they have been around for 9-12 months.
📋 Medical Contacts
Keep this one logged for every doctor and referral that is given. It’s much too difficult to rely on anyone’s memory to keep track of the specialists.
I am notorious for forgetting the name of doctors we only see every few years. I couldn’t remember the name of the eye doctor I saw four years ago, but was able ot look back on this worksheet and get it.
💲 Insurance Information
All of the insurance contacts, phone numbers and group numbers are included. This sheet can be a handy reference not only for the elderly but also for those that are put in a tough situation when a parent passes away.
All of the insurance company’s contacts which makes it easy to contact and reference.
Don’t forget to include primary and secondary medical insurers, as well as vision and dental insurances. We also include any life insurance info.
🍲 Daily Food Journal
All of us will benefit from keeping a food journal. It is so difficult to keep track of all of the food that we put in our mouths. When we take the time to log in every piece of food that we eat, the results can be enlightening. This also helps us identify how much junk food, processed food and even portion sizes we are consuming.
We know that the types of food and quantities eaten have a direct result on your health. Keep track of this and it will help your doctors make adjustments to keep you as healthy as possible.
I would much rather make a small tweak to my diet than to get more medication, if it was avoidable.
😅 Exercise Tracker
No matter the age, it is important to start tracking the amount of exercise we do each day. If we don’t, it is very easy for us to start slipping into a sedentary life style that is not healthy. Even if you use a mobile device to track the exercise, nothing beats a written out visual not only for you but to take in for those doctor’s visits.
My mom rides a stationary bike each day and loves to write down how far she goes. She’s up to six miles and rides it while she is watching her favorite shows. I get daily reports on it, and she gets bummed out when she isn’t able to ride.
💪 Arthritis Tracker
Arthritis may seem to come and go with the weather and barometric pressure but it’s best to keep good track on when it acts up to make sure that it’s nothing more serious.
Logging the data for a few weeks will allow you and your primary doctor to better grasp the severity of the situation.
🫀 Pulse Tracker
This will track how fit your heart is by logging your heart beats per minute. This number can help the doctor determine if further investigation needs to be done on looking at the heart health.
I usually track this at the same time I monitor blood pressure. It all helps to tell a story on your fitness.
🛏️ Sleep Tracker
Sometimes, getting a good night’s sleep can be challenging and it is important to log patterns and trends. When the body doesn’t sleep, it is harder for it to repair and heal. This is especially important when used with the exercise tracker.
🍎 Weight Tracker
This one is so important for seniors as their weight can fluctuate quite a bit as a simple change of medicine or activity can cause huge swings. Keep logging in periodically and when something starts to swing one way or the other, it can assist the medical team to dig a bit deeper.
🥬 Grocery List
You know how much we hate forgetting to buy something at the grocery store and having to make a second trip. Keeping a simple grocery list will help our independent seniors minimize trips and get them all of the items they need.
📅 Daily Care Tracker
This worksheet can be used in two different ways.
One: The senior can log all of this information including food, exercise, pain level, hygiene and medication taken. We find this works great when the elderly are trying to maintain living independent at home.
Two: This is also a great list to use if there is a care giver that comes into the home and all of the same items can be logged.
👩⚕️ Care Giver Daily Checklist
This page is packed with places for the care giver to log in daily information on the people they are caring for. It includes housekeeping chores, therapy, medication or any other services the caregiver provides.
🍽️ Meal Feeding Tracker
The caregiver can use this sheet to monitor how much your loved one is eating. This is important to use when there is weight gain or loss that is not understood.
⚠️ Incidents Log
This one can be used for just about anything that fits the person’s lifestyle. My mom uses this one when she gets a cut or if she starts to feel dizzy. Her circulation feels off sometimes, so it’s good to note that so if it becomes a daily occurrence, it can be addressed.
👁️ Eye Care Tracker
This tracker is fantastic to keep tabs on if there are issues pertaining to the eyes such as blurriness, dryness or unexplained spots showing up. Keep track if there are isolated incidences or a new issues that need to be addressed.
🏥 Hospital Visits
Log all of those pesky hospital visits in one handy sheet to keep track of all of the times you or your loved one has a stay over. There are usually sheets that are sent home from the hospital that can be used as a reference, but they shouldn’t be used in place of this document. This is a snapshot of what has happened, and it saves you time digging through multiple pages of hospital discharge papers.
🪥 Dentist Visits
Document all visits to the dentist in one sheet so it can be tracked when issues flare up or if there is a concern that needs to be monitored going forward.
🛋️ Therapy Log
Charting in all of the times that therapy is used is great for future reference. This one is focusing more on physical therapy but can be used for cardiac therapy, breathing therapy or even mental health.
🩺 Surgeries and Procedures
This sheet is included as it is so important to keep track of all of the small and big things happening to your health as it can impact the larger picture. A simple procedure that you may not think about can lead to a larger infection that would be unknown to its origin if this wasn’t documented each time.
❓ Questions for the Doctor
Print this one out many times as it’s going to be a keeper. We all forget those questions that are nagging at it as we sit across from the doctor.
Instead, write them down as you think of them. When you are visiting the doctor, you can simply read them off and you don’t have to worry about remembering.
I can’t stress the importance of this enough. Your instincts are usually right, so if you had a question on something, it is extremely important to ask it.
🧠 Things to Remember
This is a catch-all page where you can write down anything from what you are eating, not eating, things to pick up at the store. It’s a great general page to start making lists so each day is easier to execute.
👜 Hospital Bag Checklist
Unfortunately, as we age, there tends to be more hospital visits so it’s best to start keeping track what to bring and making sure nothing is forgotten. Each person will have different requirements, but everyone will have the basics.
🗜️ Equipment and Supplies
This can be anything from blood sugar monitors, blood pressure monitors, special walking assemblies. Some of these items are part of your permanent household but oftentimes there are rentals that need to be done for a short time period. Log all of this so you know how old your own items are which helps for replacement.
😢 Pain Tracker
There aren’t too many people over 50 that don’t have an ailment or two to track. These are great data points to direct to your doctor if you see pain is increasing or isn’t being resolved with prescribed medication.
📆 Weekly To Do List
Keep the elderly active means that they need to keep going on their own independent “to-do” list. Feel free to use this in as many ways as your imagination allows.
💊 Vitamin Supplement Tracker
This checklist is so important to make sure that you aren’t impacting your blood work by taking too many supplements or vitamins that the doctor isn’t aware of. This can work in the opposite way as well. If taking Vitamin D but the blood work is showing the counts are low, there is a larger problem at hand.
🙍 Depression Tracker
It’s not uncommon to slip in and out of depression as we age. The key is managing it and making sure it is not a long term situation. Document each time you are feeling low and your associated mood levels.
It’s best to also fill in the activity levels on the right hand side. Often times we see more activity may help mitigate those down days.
🧂 Sodium Tracker
This will come in handy when blood work is a little wonky or if your cardiologist wants you to track how much sodium is taken in. Watching sodium is so important as its linked to swelling and heart health.
🗓️ Appointment Calendar
Keeping a year-at-a-glance appointment view can be a great tool to look at quickly when you need to know if you are missing a doctor appointment or if it’s time to reschedule.
This can also be helpful when scheduling appointments. Print this out one for the year and one for next year as time goes by so fast that you will get those appointments that say “come back in six months” and you don’t have a sheet for it.
📇 Medical Emergency Info Card
Whether you choose to print both sheets out and put them together or if you just use the information sheet, any information included will provide emergency teams critical knowledge. Fill this one out with all of your current data that include medical conditions, allergies and meds so they can perform a quick and accurate assessment.
Anytime that you read magazines, talk to people, see something on tv or the internet that you are curious about, take notes on this sheet and ask your doctor. Do you have a question about a medicine that you are curious about? All of these sorts of questions work great in these notes sections.
Depending on how big of a binder you choose, there are spine covers for each size.
📒 Grab the Planner Here
If you are like me and feel like your loved one needs a little bit of help tracking all of the chaos in their wellness journey, it’s time to use this solution and stop the stress.
There are no longer unknown questions. I simply ask my mom “what did the tracker say?” or “how many days has it been like this on your log?” I can also tell you right now the exact date she went to the ER last year for her sinus infection because it is tracked in this binder.
There are two options for you to start using this binder.
First, you can head over to our store and grab a copy of Senior Binder.
Second, we can email you a few of the pages to try out. If you find them as useful as we do, come back for the full binder. Easy Peasy! Just enter your email address below and we’ll send them over right away!