Medication Management with Comfort Keepers Home Health Care in Hudsonville, MI
Find out how seniors can receive help managing medications through Comfort Keepers home health care.
The majority of seniors over 65 years of age take at least five prescription medications each day. Many seniors take more than 10 with some even taking 20 or more different medications. Keeping track of what needs to be taken, when it needs to be taken, how it needs to be taken, remembering to fill the prescriptions or have prescriptions renewed, and so forth is a challenge in the best of situations. When numerous medications are combined with chronic physical or mental health disorders, medication management can quickly go from challenging to overwhelming.
There are often severe consequences that accompany a senior forgetting to take their medication, taking medications wrong, or forgetting they took them only to take them again. It is no wonder that medication management is one of the most important aspects of home health care.
Home Health Care in Hudsonville, MI
Comfort Keepers caregivers do not administer medication, but as part of a medication management system, they provide reminders and scheduling support, ensure seniors are taking the proper dosages at the right time, and offer assistance when it comes to reading labels, opening containers, refilling prescriptions, and picking up medications from the local pharmacy.
Caregivers also provide medication management support when seniors will be out and about. Seniors who take many different medications often take them at various times through the day and need to plan for the day carefully. Not only do they need to bring the proper medications with them on their journey, but they need to remember when they are to be taken, what they are to be taken with, etc. Professional home health care can help your senior loved follow their medication guidelines while at home or on the road.
Comfort Keepers home health care also offers technological medication management support. Electronic medication dispenser systems help seniors remain independent and safe by significantly reducing the risks associated with missing or miscalculating doses. In-home caregivers can help seniors set up and work with any one of Comfort Keepers technological solutions.
For more information about Comfort Keepers medication management support, contact a senior home care coordinator today.