FREE Download: Help Your Patients Live a Healthier 2020
The new year is upon us! This means that many of your patients are considering health-related resolutions for 2020. Their renewed focus on health provides a great opportunity for your team to build relationships with your patients.
There are many ways to get ourselves on a healthier path. Trying the latest diet trend, purchasing a new piece of exercise equipment, or joining an online accountability group are some of the most popular resolutions. For your patients’ 2020 New Year’s resolutions, we suggest focusing on their medications. For most people, taking medications on time every time can be a difficult task. Unfortunately, missing a dose or two here and there can have a larger impact on our health than we may know.
The best way for patients to receive the intended benefits of their medications is to take them as directed. To help with your discussions, we’ve developed a customizable resource you can personalize with your pharmacy’s logo called “Your Medications and You.” The handout highlights the importance of adherence, tips to help patients stick to their doctors’ orders, and encourages patients to talk with your team. We recommend printing some copies off for your pharmacy counter to share with and help educate patients in your store.
In addition, you’ll see a link at the bottom of the page to a patient-facing eBook on the topic of adherence. In easy-to-understand, non-medical terms, the eBook describes what adherence is and why it’s important. We’ve included the tips here, too, and provide other resources that patients can reference to learn more about taking their medications “as directed.”
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