Family caregivers are essential allies in making sure that medication are administered correctly. The Family Caregivers’ Guide to Medication Management has important information that can them in this process. An easy-to-complete Medication Management Form is included. A companion guide for health care providers will help you prepare family caregivers to perform this difficult yet important task. In addition, there are instructional videos, suitable for both health care providers and family caregivers.
Medication Management Guide for Family Caregivers
Disposing of Medications:
Many non-health care providers do not know the best ways to dispose of unused medications, leading to hazards ranging from accidental use to teen drug abuse. When counseling a family caregiver regarding medication management and changes in medications, these easy-to-follow directions from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on how to dispose of unused medications can help. A summary is here. More details, including a listing of what specific medications should be flushed, is here.