Last week I got a whiff of my stinky dog while I was working on my family health records and realized it was past time to make his grooming appointment. The groomer requires proof of immunizations, so I ran to the random drawer where I keep them. It occurred to me that not only is Oddjob part of our family, I'm his caregiver.
I grabbed the file and added him to my CareSync family health record. He's got some strange allergies with violent gastric reactions, so I put those in first. Then I scheduled his grooming appointments. I scanned in his immunization records and his original papers. I invited my husband to be a caregiver, too (I'm sure he was thrilled). I can't wait to hit the Fax button to share his records with the kennel next time we go on vacation. I love knowing that his vet appointment will be scheduled before we run out of flea treatments. I love that all our tasks are in the same place and that we can share between family members.
And I love seeing his picture in our family list.