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Long distance caregiving: tips for caring from afar
It’s hard to see someone you love struggling with old age or a medical condition – it’s even harder to support them when you live far away. How do you know if they can handle daily chores? Are they taking their meds on time? Do they pay their bills and visit their doctor when needed?
Are caregiver expenses tax deductible? How to claim caregiver medical expenses
Paying for Mom’s or Dad’s prescriptions, doctor’s appointments, or medical monitoring devices can get expensive. You may have had to make home modifications or offer financial assistance to help your older loved ones support themselves.
These expenses can add up; in fact, American families spend almost 26% of their annual income on caregiving, including 17% on medical costs. Fortunately, there are tax breaks available for caregivers that may offer some financial relief.
Medication dispensing machines in hospitals: how to reduce medication errors with automated systems
Medication errors affect almost seven million Americans per year, leading to 7,000–9,000 deaths and $40 billion in healthcare spending. The good news? They are entirely preventable.
When medication taking goes awry: the varied causes of medication nonadherence
Prescription drugs can improve one’s quality and quantity of life – so why do so many patients not take medications as instructed?