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Inadequate Health Literacy Among Paid Caregivers of Seniors

Journal Article Training & Advanced Roles
May 1, 2011

This article explored health care literacy among paid caregivers. Across 98 paid caregivers, more than one third had inadequate health literacy. 86% of caregivers performed health-related activities for care recipients more than half the time. Adequacy of health literacy was not associated with frequency of performing health tasks, source of hire, or prior health care work experience. To view the original source, click here.

Key Takeaways

Paid caregivers should receive better health literacy training.
Paid caregivers do a lot of health-related tasks, regardless of their level of health literacy.
Home health agencies should bear responsibility for training home health care workers that they employ.

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