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Caregiver Training Videos

Managing Medications: A Review of the Latest Pill-Box Technology

Presenter:  Elizabeth Woods, RN

The inability to take medications as prescribed can have serious consequences. Improper medication management is the most common reason seniors are forced to move to assisted living. As caregivers you want to make sure...

Seniors and the Side Effects of Psychotropic Medications

Presenter: Carrie Allen, PharmD, CGP

Older adults are highly vulnerable to the adverse effects of psychotropic medications which are commonly used to manage behavior and psychiatric symptoms. This video presented by Carrie Allen, a Certified Geriatric...

When is it Time to Stop Dementia Medications?

Presenter:  Dr. Thomas Weiss

When patients are nearing end stage dementia the question often arises "When is it time to stop dementia medications?" This is a really difficult question for many and unfortunately there is not an easy answer. Geriatric...

Top 10 Medication Terms Everyone Should Know

Presenter: Maria Wellisch, RN, LNFAMedications are complex and unfortunately we have all made mistakes when it comes to medications. This short video will give you a clearer undersanding of these 10 medication terms to help you avoid potential medication...

High Alert Medications in Long Term Care

Presenter: Carrie Allen, PharmD, CGP

Certified Pharmacist Carrie Allen believes EVERYONE has a responsibility in preventing medication errors and ensuring the safety of all residents in long term care. High-alert medications are drugs that bear a...

Sundowning - Difficult Behavior at the End of the Day

Presenter: Dr. Thomas WeissIf your caregiving duties become extra challenging in the late afternoon, you're not alone. In fact, many people experience behavioral changes such as confusion, anxiety, agitation, or aggressiveness with increased motor...

Healing Yourself with Your Own Stem Cells

Stem Cell injections offer an untapped potential to manage pain naturally as well as rebuild cartilage and collagen which regenerates damaged tissues, assists with repair processes, and offers alternatives to costly and risky surgeries.

Medication Expiration Dates: What you Need to Know

What happens to medications after the expiration date? What are the potential dangers of taking expired meds? How do you know when medications are no longer safe to use? Get the facts about medication expiration dates from Certified Geriatric Pharmacist...

The Perfect Med Pass

Presenter: Carrie Allen, PharmD, CGP

A “med pass” is the common term used to describe the process of dispensing medicine to nursing home patients as ordered. Medication errors in nursing homes and other inpatient medical facilities are recognized as a...

Inappropriate Anti-Psychotic Reduction: A Regulatory Priority

Learn more about the regulatory agenda to reduce the inappropriate use of anti-psychotics in long term care. Dr. Smith will cover the following:

  • Defining inappropraite antipsychotic use
  • Brief History of Anti-Psychotic Reduction in LTC
  • BPSD Treatment
  • ...

Psychoactive Medications in Long Term Care

Psychoactive or psychotropic medications are any medications that are meant to affect your mind, emotions and/or behavior. Because these drugs can alter a person's behavioral tendencies or urges they can be described as "Chemical Restraints". Many of...

What Confuses Us About Over the Counter Medication - Part 2 (Subtitles in Spanish)*

An important part of being a senior caregiver is understanding the many available medications for elderly patients, including over-the-counter (OTC) ones. This can be challenging, as most people take OTC drugs and supplements without a second thought....

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