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The Expo is designed to educate current and future caregivers on how to best care for parents, relatives, friends or spouses both inside and outside the home. It will also provide an opportunity to learn about the wide range of resources available from local pharmacies and health care facilities, as well as proper ways to manage medications. 20,000 visitors are expected to attend this two-day event.
The CVS Booth at the Family Caregiver Expo will offer samples of numerous CVS Brand health care products, and will distribute free CVS Caregiver cards on which caregivers can list the medications taken by those in their care. CVS pharmacists will also be on-hand to offer visitors free blood pressure screenings and "brown bag" reviews of their prescription medication.
CVS/pharmacy's Clinical Services Manager, Stacy Inman, PharmD, CDE, will give a workshop presentation at the Expo on the critical importance of prescription compliance, what caregivers need to know about the medications their family members are taking, and how their local pharmacist can assist them with these tasks.
"We recognize that caregivers are an important part of a family's health care support system," said Gordon Howard, Area Vice President of CVS/pharmacy in Washington, D.C. "As a health care provider serving families in our community every day, CVS/pharmacy is proud to be a part of the Family Caregiver Expo."
Representatives from Easter Seals Greater Washington-Baltimore Region will be also available at the CVS Booth to provide information about the services Easter Seals offers to caregivers and their families.
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About Easter Seals
For 85 years, Easter Seals provides services that help children and adults with disabilities gain greater independence. Its primary services - medical rehabilitation, job training and employment, child care, adult day centers, and camping and recreation - benefit more than one million individuals with disabilities and their families each year through more than 500 centers nationwide. See great things at www.easterseals.com.
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