Recently I wrote about creating my own, Caregiver Cards, a business cards for caregivers. I wanted the front contain my contact information and the back, Mom’s medication. The amount of medications Mom is on would not fit on the back of a standard business card, even if I went vertical or had the font size at a 4.
So I kept the contact information and then on the back as you can see I added by tag line and a QR scan. People can either enter my site address or simply scan it to be directed to my site. My site has a link to Mom’s information which includes important medical history, medications, allergies, reactions and her doctors’ contact information.
I made my Caregiver Cards, below, for a grand total of $26.95 for 250 caregiver cards. If I made them using the Every Business card paper stock, the price is $17.99 for 200 blank cards), which does not include the coast of the ink and such. In the long run I think the price balances itself out.
This is better than having Mom carrying around a flash drive or disc and then having to get it from her to update it as needed. All I do is go in after an appointment and make any necessary changes and then copy and paste that new information into an email and send that to Mom’s “Wondering List”–my brothers, our wives and Mom’s sister. If I don’t do this mass email or text then I get calls or texts from all of them and am having to repeat myself six or seven times. This way the information is in hard print and they know exactly what everyone else knows.
What changes would you make? What information do you think I left off, if any? Let me know your thoughts; I’m very interested in hearing what you think of the idea of a Caregivers Card. Do you think something like this is necessary? This has to be the shortest blog post I’ve ever done.
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