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caregivers

Safely Securing and Disposing of Medications

Safely securing and disposing of unused or expired medications eliminates an unnecessary risk in the home, especially if children are present. Safely Securing Prescription Medications Never share medications with family members or friends. If guests will be in your home, place prescription medications in a medication lockbox. Keep all medications out of reach of children…
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Specialty Pharmacies

Specialty pharmacies handle medications that are given by infusion, injection or orally. These medications traditionally cost more than prescription medications, have special storage and handling requirements and need to be administered on a strict schedule. Patients, being treated for pain, may be prescribed higher dosages of opioids and opioid “rescue medications” that will require a…
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FYI – Naloxone

Naloxone is the most important item in a caregiver’s toolbox when there is an opioid prescription in the home. When a loved one is prescribed an opioid to help manage the unique pain from cancer treatments, the disease itself or another chronic illness, a naloxone kit should also be ordered by the prescribing physician. Naloxone…
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Books: Palliative Care

Medical Reference Tarascon Palliative Medicine Pocketbook. Bates D. Moses, MD, Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2014 Oxford American Handbook of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care. Sriram Yennurajalingam, MD and Eduardo Bruera, MD, Oxford University Press, 2016 Palliative Care and Ethics. Edited by Timothy E. Quill and Franklin G. Miller, Oxford University Press, 2014 Prescription…
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Self-Care: Resources for Mental Health and Well-Being

For Immediate Help National Suicide Prevent Lifeline – 1 (800) 273-TALK (8255) The deaf and hard of hearing can contact the Lifeline via TTY – 1 (800) 799-4889 Crisis Text Line – Text “help” to 741741 to communicate with a counselor Dial 911 The Veterans Crisis Line: 1 (800) 273-8255, press 1 Text: 8383255 Confidential…
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Meditation for Caregivers

Meditation for the caregiver is a way of caring for the self, turning inward to access the highest good that resides in each of us and to tap into the love that permeates the universe. It touches the soul. Setting the Stage In just three to five minutes you can change the outlook on your…
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Creativity in the time of COVID

This year, I think everyone can agree, has been unusual – surreal actually. A tiny virus, COVID-19, shut down the world for months and even now, we find our daily lives unbalanced and skewed. Businesses have closed, homes have been turned into schools, offices, playgrounds and hospitals. Large gatherings are ill-advised and discouraged. Yet, with…
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Panel Discussion: The Role of Opioids and Medical Cannabis for Pain Management (for caregivers and the general public)

Friday, May 17, 2019 4:00PM – 5:30PM Women’s Exchange Winnetka, IL A panel, consisting of experts from the specialty pharmacy, medical cannabis and palliative care fields, moderated by the StewARTworks Foundation, discussed pain management in palliative care and answered attendees questions at the Women’s Exchange. This frank conversation “demythtified” some of the common misunderstandings regarding…
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Panel Discussion: The Role of Opioids and Medical Cannabis for Managing Pain in Palliative Care (for caregivers and the general public)

Thursday, October 18, 2018 6 :30PM – 9:00PM Park Center Glenview, IL The StewARTworks Foundation presented its third in a series of free educational classes and panel discussions that provide information to caregivers and their families, along with the general public. Specialty pharmacists from C&M Community Pharmacy in Glenview and a representative from Dispensary 33…
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Online Resources: Pain Management

Helpful links to organization and online guides regarding pain and pain management.
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