Caregivers need education to ensure medication adherence

Gagliano, Nancy J.; Du Paul, Chris
May 2012
Aging Today;May/Jun2012, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p16
The article discusses the need to educate the caregivers in the U.S. to ensure medication adherence. It states that caregivers fill up for where the healthcare system comes up short and with the increase in the occurrence of diseases there is the need of managing medications for the patients. It reflects the need for care of caregivers in terms of providing them with support and tools required to manage medication that leads to the better health of patients.


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