Paid caregivers lack skills for tasks in homes

August 2011
Hospice Management Advisor;Aug2011, Vol. 16 Issue 8, p95
The article reports a study which shows that more than one-third of paid caregivers have trouble reading and understanding health related information, and make mistakes while arranging medicines into pillboxes. It mentions that the study examined the health literacy levels and health-related responsibilities of caregivers in Chicago, Illinois, and includes comments from the lead author of the study, Lee Lindquist, a geriatrics professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.


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