Nov 8, 2018 by David Yeomans
Mistakes in medication management lead to millions of preventable emergency room visits each year for American seniors. Granted, these numbers are not surprising considering that the average senior over the age of 65 takes between 5 and 10 different medications each day. Family members worry that their senior loved one will miss a dose, take too many doses, not follow medication directions, etc. They understand that the consequences of improper medication management can be harmful or even dangerous. Comfort Keepers’ in home care services can help.
In addition to helping seniors keep on top of their dosages and timing, Comfort Keepers’ in home care services can help your senior loved one read medication labels, open pill bottles, and follow administration instructions. They can also help with proper storage, ensure refills are called in, and even pick up medications from the pharmacy.
In addition to standard medication management support, seniors should also create a medication management checklist. Consider the following:
To learn more about creating a medication management safety checklist or to learn more about the many ways Comfort Keepers can help your senior loved one maximize their independence while ensuring their ability to safely age in place contact our office today.
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