Implementing your pharmacy caregiver program
Become a caregiver - friendly pharmacy—in five easy steps
Our quick guide and screening tools make it easy to implement a caregiver support program in your pharmacy. We’ve created a comprehensive set of resources for you.
As a pharmacist, you have a unique opportunity to engage caregivers in countless ways, from helping them feel confident managing medications to providing tools and critical emotional support. This, in turn, translates into deeper customer relationships and increased loyalty to your pharmacy.
We’ve prepared a robust collection of resources to help you identify and engage caregivers in your pharmacy, which will show you how to:
- improve the caregiver-pharmacist relationship, with the goal of better supporting the patient
- support caregiver health and wellbeing with tangible resources and tools
Quick guide to starting your caregiver program
This guide breaks down the implementation process into five easy steps that you can follow at your own pace:
Step 1: Complete the Caregiver-Friendly Pharmacy Training Program.
Step 2: Download Teva Canada’s caregiver resources.
Step 3: Tailor your caregiver products and services to your pharmacy’s strengths.
Step 4: Get the entire team on board.
Step 5: Start helping caregivers!
Caregiver screening tool
The caregiver screening tool includes conversation starters designed to help you quickly and easily identify caregivers in the pharmacy. It also includes a questionnaire to determine if a caregiver is having issues with providing care. This questionnaire, What Are Your Caregiving Needs?, is available as a tear pad from your Teva Canada Sales Representative, or it can be downloaded here.Download the caregiver screening tool
Disease-specific caregiver screening tool
We’ve created a screening tool for occasions when you’ve identified a caregiver providing care for a loved one with a specific medical condition. This will allow you to determine the services and information that your pharmacy can provide to the caregiver, both today and as the disease progresses.
The following disease-specific screening tool is currently available to download:Download the Alzheimer’s disease caregiver screening tool
This screening tool is also available as a form from your Teva Canada Sales Representative. Check back soon, as we’re developing screening tools for other conditions.
Disease-specific educational resources
Our disease-specific resources include materials that you can use with a caregiver to educate them about the patient’s disease and its management, as well as caregiving.
The first set of resources being offered is for Alzheimer’s disease, as this is an exceptionally common condition seen in pharmacy practice. It includes 19 topics, which can be assembled in a flexible, modular way to address caregiver questions and issues that are specifically related to Alzheimer’s disease.Download the Alzheimer’s disease education resources
Find more resources for Alzheimer’s caregivers here.