Below are a number of educational resources designed by the Lamy Center to help caregivers and families manage care for the older adults in their lives.
If you'd like to receive printed copies of the materials available here, please contact the Lamy Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ElderCare Patient Education Series
- Alcohol: Friend or Foe?
This two-page brochure offers some quick facts about alcohol, including how the use of alcohol can affect an individual's health and how certain medications be affected by alcohol consumption.
- Did You Remember to Ask: The Consumer's Quick Reference for Using Medicines
This handy guide provides a list of helpful questions about medications that patients should consider discussing with their health care provider.
- Eye Medicines: May Be More than Meets the Eye
If you or someone you know has recently been prescribed an eye medication, review this helpful guide to ensure that the medication is used safely and effectively.
- How to Select Your Pharmacy and Pharmacist
This two-page brochure outlines important factors to consider when selecting a pharmacy and provides a list of helpful questions to ask each time you visit the pharmacist.
- Medicines and Travel
This in-depth pamphlet provides valuable tips and information for individuals who need to travel with their medications, including how to store certain medications and steps to take in the event of an emergecy.
- OTCs: Over-the-Counter Medicines
Download this helpful guide to learn more about over-the-counter medications, including tips for reading medicine labels and talking with your pharmacist.
- The Caregiver's Guide to Using Medicines
If you or someone you know is responsible for the care of an older adult, review this guide for tips on how to manage his or her medications.
- Vitamins Are Not Enough: A Nutritional and Vitamin Guide for Older Adults
Review this brochure to learn important information about nutritional supplements and tips for maintaining good nutrition as an older adult.
"Know Your Medicines" Patient Education Series
The following helpful guides provide quick facts about the condition indicated, as well as steps that caregivers and family members can take to ensure that the older adults in their lives are using medications related to those conditions safely and effectively.