Guided Journal

Things to Remember Before I Forget: 

My Plan for My Care

This is a guided journal for everyone on a path of aging. Filled with over 200 questions, completing this journal will provide clear instructions on how you want to be cared for when you can no longer communicate your preferences. All the things that a person might like and would choose for themselves are in the book – so there is no need for guesswork by the family or care partner when it comes time to provide care. Your care plan is in your hands - what is important to you that you want to share with others? 

This journal was created by two women who have over 25 years combined experience working with seniors. It is also a  great tool for guardians, care managers, fiduciaries and more. This is an easy way to learn more about your client so you can advocate from a position of knowledge. No more second guessing on what they might want for their care - they've written it down for you! 

Take a look to see how this journal can help you ensure you get the care you want. 

What kind of activities do you prefer?

Do you like to go on car rides, or watch movies?

When do you get up in the morning?

What is your routine?
Coffee? shower? breakfast?

Do you have a lot of websites you visit?

What is your computer log in?
What are your passwords
and user names?

How do you want to be remembered?

Do you have a cemetery plot, or want your ashes
scattered at sea?

How do you want

to spend your

final days?

Do you want visitors?
A spiritual leader or music?

What makes

you, "you"?

Extrovert, introvert?
Cheerful or sad?

What is your

health history?

Surgeries? Implants?
Chronic disease?

Medication information

Do you have allergies?
What medications work best for you or don't work at all?

Chapters include:

About Me
My Preferences
Health and Wellness
When I Need Care
Final Days
Doctor visits
Memory Loss
and more

About the authors

The creators of this journal are a mother-daughter team, Niki and Jenna Tucker. Senior care is not a new area for them, together they have over 25 years of experience working with seniors.

Niki Morris Tucker is a licensed social worker and certified care manager. After receiving her Master’s degree in Social Work in 2003, she began working in the field of gerontology  providing care management to seniors. She is the founder and owner of SeaStar Senior Services, LLC, an in-home care and care management company in Portland, Oregon.  She works with seniors at all stages of aging and has experienced first hand trying to make a care plan for someone she knows nothing about. With her daughter, she created this journal so people could make their own plan for care.

Jenna Tucker Landry obtained her nursing assistant certification in 2016. She worked in an upscale continuing care community in Vancouver, Washington, with five years experience in the memory care wing. She was given care plans to follow for residents that may or may not have met their desires and is excited to know that with this journal, people are able to “speak out” for themselves.

Foreword written by Teepa Snow, dementia care specialist. Learn more about Teepa's work here:

Contact Niki at to find out how to purchase this journal or find it on Amazon