I did not have an Organizer to begin with. It came together over all the years I cared for my parents. Once I collected the main items, I basically revised information as needed. The best plan I could think of for maintaining my sanity, staying organized (I’m a detail-nut) and keeping track of everything, was to put all the information into a notebook. That notebook went everywhere with me and if you saw it, you would see how worn out it became.
For me, the Organizer notebook was absolutely necessary when caring for my parents. Why do I think you should have it? Because now you won’t have to start from scratch – you will benefit from my mistakes as well as from the new knowledge I gained along the way and continue to acquire. In other words, “you don’t have to reinvent the wheel.” Who has time to do that? And you know what? My husband and I have set up an Organizer for ourselves so that each of us knows about the other; and our sons won’t have to figure it all out some day if/when we need help. Having that done really is a big relief for us and for them. And with minimal investment of time and money, you can experience that same feeling of relief; whether it is for yourself; or as you care for your parents, spouse or other senior.