Caregivers Communication Guide: Protocols for Change of Condition
Small changes may go unnoticed unless the caregiver knows what to look for and what to report. This knowledge can help the primary care practitioner take better care of the older adult. Missing small changes and not reporting them may cause problems for the older adult. This guide demonstrates ways to recognize a change of condition and ways to report changes to the primary care practitioner. It is intended for use by the caregivers of older adults. While it is best suited for caregivers within an assisted living community, it can be adapted for family caregivers as well.