Keeping track of personal health information is key to getting the right care. The patient health profile is a simple form that allows patients or caregivers to keep track of important health information.
What information can and should be added to the patient health profile?
Notable health changes that occur while a patient is at home
Doctor or hospital visits
Surgical procedures and any related complications
Immunizations, like the flu vaccine or tetanus shot
Special needs, such as blood sugar checks and seizure precautions
Information that could aid staff in helping a patient with activities like bathing, dressing, swallowing or shopping
Patient’s doctor's contact information (name and phone number)
Pharmacy phone number
Advance directives, a set of written instructions that specifies what actions are acceptable relative to a patient’s health if they are no longer able to make decisions due to illness or incapacity.