Managing medications can be one of the most important roles of a caregiver. Doctors can prescribe medications, but it is up to caregivers to help patients take the medications as they are prescribed.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the United Hospital Fund’s Next Step in Care campaign collaborated on a series of six videos called “Helping Patients & Family Caregivers Take the Next Step in Care: Medication Management.”
Each video covers an important topic for family caregivers and health care providers. They can be used separately or in order. The topics include medication risks during transitions in care setting (such as hospital to home, medication reconciliation (comparing old medication lists with new prescriptions), ongoing medication management, monitoring compliance with the medication regimen, how to get help paying for medications, and medication management for family caregivers. Many of the videos refer to Next Step in Care Family Caregiver guides, which are available on the Next Step in Care website.
These videos are wonderful resources for families who are managing the care of their loved ones.
Here is the introduction video.
For the other videos in this series, see the “Managing Medications” Category on The Caregiver’s Secret.
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