I have been using my Mondays to clear out my mailbag. This week’s request will be of interest to any caregiver or patient who needs to keep track of many different medications:
I have used several of your charts because I am a completely unorganized man.
The charts have helped immensely. Thank you sooo much.
How about a medication chart reminding oneself to take their meds on time?
I’ve often watched my husband’s father administer my mother-in-law’s medications. He has always been so good to her. I admire how patient and gentle he is with her, and how carefully he tracks everything. Her health has never been good, so he has a lot to keep up with!
My father-in-law uses a little chart for keeping track of medications, similar to the chart pictured below. He carries it with him to all Mom’s doctor appointments. That way, the physicians can see at a glance what meds she is already taking before prescribing anything new.
Keeping a list of current medications is a smart idea, whether you track your daily doses or not. If you have several prescriptions that need to be taken at different times throughout the day, this free printable will help your keep track of which you take when:
Medication Tracking Chart
If this is the kind of chart you had in mind for keeping track of your own medications, just click on the image to print. List all your current prescriptions and supplements on the left, along with the times of day you are supposed to take them, then check off the appropriate box once it’s done. A single chart should last the entire month.
Hope that helps you keep it all organized!
For readers with a less complicated medication schedule, it’s hard to beat a Easy-Dose pill dispenser. I take turmeric supplements, probiotics, and a multi-vitamin once a day, and this simple 7-day pill minder helps me stay consistent. I fill it every Sunday morning, then am good to go for the entire week.
Also, if you need help keeping track of bills as well as medicine, you’ll find a pretty chart for doing that right here: Free Bill Payment Checklist