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Medication dispensing errors and prevention: how smart automation can help
Medication errors claim thousands of lives and affect over seven million people across the United States each year. About one-third of these errors occur when medications are dispensed to patients or loved ones.
Read on to learn how automating the medication dispensing process can help minimize the risk of medication errors, offering relief for overburdened caregivers and healthcare professionals.
Medication adherence: is it all in our minds?
In last month’s blog post, I discussed why patients may not take medications as prescribed, including economic causes, access, and personal habits. This month, we’re taking a look at some more psychological reasons why patients may fail to adhere to their medications.
Caregivers: it’s time to stop second-guessing ourselves
Like most adults, I’ve second-guessed many of my own decisions. While most were made with my own future in mind, that all changed when I became a family caregiver for an ever-increasing number of older adults – a time that also coincided with raising two young children, one with health challenges.
This is what a caregiver-friendly workplace looks like
According to the AARP, 61 percent of employees work full or part-time before going home to their second job: caregiving for an aging loved one. Managing both caregiving tasks and work responsibilities can be challenging, and without support, it can lead to financial hardships and declines in both physical and mental health – all of which can directly impact an individual’s performance at work.