The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the United Hospital Fund's Next Step in Care campaign have collaborated on a series of podcasts on medication management for family caregivers and health care providers.
Designed to assist senior caregivers and family members think about the steps involved in medication management, the 6 free educational podcasts are free.
Medication management can be a challenge and especially difficult during transitions to or from a hospital or nursing home or Assisted Living community. Short and long-term care needs can vary and the organization of medications is necessary to help caregiving services go smoothly.
Medications can become confusing for people at any age, but then when you combine the switching in and out fo generic medications and changes in doses with memory loss, medication management is even more of a challenge.
Senior caregivers, clinicians and senior care companies may all click to hear the podcasts:
Helping Patients and Caregivers Take the Next step in Care: Medication Management
Senior caregivers can find tools for caregiver skills and apply for a caregiving position in their area on Caregiverlist.
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