Jasmine (32) was born into a close family and chose to live near her parents when she married so that her family could spend time together. Her brother lives in a nearby town and her sister lives in Norway.
Jasmine’s father, Amon (65), was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes about five years ago and has a history of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and obesity. When her mother died 2 years ago, Amon wanted to remain independent and refused to move in with her or her brother. Since then Jasmine has been her father’s primary carer whilst also managing a part time job and small family.
Jasmine helps Amon attend his medical appointments but when she can’t her brother will normally help. Recently, Amon had to go to hospital because of a urinary infection and an enlarged prostate resulting in Jasmine and her brother having to take turns to attend appointments. It was challenging when they in turn had to communicate to different doctors what had been going on with their father and didn’t have all the details to hand.
They had thought at the time that it would have been useful to have Amon’s medical details in a central place that Jasmine and her brother could jointly access.
Her sister Sarah worries about her father’s health a lot and will often call her siblings to ask how well Amon is managing his conditions.
- Keep an up-to-date record of medical information for Amon that can be updated by more than one person when attending appointments;
- Track the management of Amon’s conditions – diabetes type 2, high blood pressure, high cholesterol;
- Help Amon manage his condition better himself by getting him more involved in his own self-management;
- Share visibility of Amon’s health with all his children.