Are Caregivers Legally Allowed to Organize and Divide Up Medication

Our Guest: Hadas Abouaf, Med Divide

According to the California Department of Social Services (fact sheet published in April 2017), “Home Care Organizations and Home Care Aids MAY NOT provide medication assistance (fill pill boxes for clients and/or assist the client in taking medications). Caregivers may only remind clients to take their medications. There is no “medication waiver” that will allow home care organizations or aids legal authority to assist with or provide medication.”