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Last-minute Checklist



You can use this checklist or something similar you have created to help avoid last-minute crises.



 Emergency information (whom and where to contact) and necessary forms - use the Family Care Book to organize.


 Important information (routines for nap time, meal time, bath time, etc.) - communicate to the respite provider.


 Medication (prescription and over-the-counter) - provide enough supply and check instructions on bottle.


 Special items to help the person feel comfortable (diapers, adaptive equipment, eating utensils, special foods, toys, books, etc.) - Note in the Family Care Book.


 Necessary clothes - show the respite provider where they are.


 Personal items (toothbrush, deodorant, diapers, hearing aids, etc.) - readily available?


 Pets - provide specific instructions regarding the pets) and the person receiving care.


 Transportation - double check any necessary arrangements.


 Respite provider's contact information (name, address, phone number, email address) - keep on hand.


 Change of plans - notified the respite provider?