Caregiver Training: Medication Safety 20. October 2009 0 Senior Caregiving, Caregiving Issues (0) Seniors are often taking a variety of medications, at a variety of times throughout the day. One of the first tasks for a Senior Home Care Agency is to determine the medication schedule and to make sure the schedule is organized and communicated to the caregiver. In order for medications to be fully effective, they must be taken on time and as instructed (with or without food, before bedtime or after waking up, for example). The National Family Caregivers Association is hosting a tele-class and Webinar on medication safety, called "Safe and Sound: How to Prevent Mediation Mishaps". It is estimated that about 100,000 people die each year because of adverse drug reactions and thousands of others do not enjoy the full benefits of their medications because they are not taken properly. Time: November 12th, 2pm - 3pm Eastern Standard Time You may register here: www.thefamilycaregiver.org You may also learn about organizing medications and managing them as part of senior Care Plan on Caregiverlist.