This program works with Senior Citizens in Gila County to provide information to patients and healthcare workers on issues relating to Health Literacy. Having poor health literacy has negative outcomes on a persons health. Some of the issues discussed are patients not being involved in their own healthcare decisions, not feeling safe to discuss their needs, not knowing all of the medications they are taking and why they are taking them, and not knowing their medical history.
Some of the issues discussed with providers is to remember the person you are working with, speak loudly and slowly, train them to teach back their treatment plan, difficulties navigating the web based portals to make appointments and ask questions.
Presentations are given and a Rx Kit is provided that includes a drug safe for medications, medical history and medications forms, touchless thermometer, B/P cuff, first aid kit and resource materials.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officially defines health literacy as the ability to “obtain, communicate, process and understand basic health information and services.”
Services are provided statewide either in person or through virtual programming throughout the state of Arizona.
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