A look around the web uncovered these three resources for caregivers.
America’s Outstanding Oldest Worker Being Sought
Experience Works, the nation’s largest organization serving older workers through the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), has announced its search for America’s Outstanding Oldest Worker for 2012.
The deadline for nominations is April 15, 2012. To download the nomination form and to learn more about the award, including information on the 2011 winners, go to www.experienceworks.org.
Next National Prescription Drug Take Back Day: April 28, 2012
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 28, 2012, from 10:00 am. to 2:00 pm. This is a great opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted, unused prescription drugs or other medications.
To date, Americans who participated in the DEA’s three prior Take Back Days have removed 995,185 pounds (498.5 tons) of medication from circulation in a safe manner.
To learn about how to help older adults remove unwanted or expired medications from their homes, please visit: http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html
Taking Care of Myself: A Guide for When I Leave the Hospital Is Now Available in Spanish
The guide—Taking Care of Myself: A Guide for When I Leave the Hospital—is now available in Spanish. Cómo Cuidarme: Guía Para Cuando Salga del Hospital can help reduce readmission rates by better preparing patients for self-care and follow-up appointments before they leave the hospital.
For a copy of the guide in Spanish, go here.
The English version of the guide is available here.
To order print copies, email your request to AHRQPubs@ahrq.hhs.gov or call 800–358–9295.
For the brochure in Spanish, please reference AHRQ Pub. No. 10-0059-C. For the brochure in English, please reference AHRQ No. 10-0059 with your request.