The proper administration of multiple medications throughout the day can be a challenge for most people, especially for the elderly. Seniors often forget to take their medication on time or in the correct dosage. Sometimes a pill box or a pill organizer may not be enough to manage your loved one’s medicines. Implementing medication reminders is a great first step to keeping your loved one healthy and safe. Our caregivers assist in medication management by tracking medication times and reminding clients to take their medications on schedule.
Seniors 50+ use more prescription and over-the-counter medicines than any other age group. They are at the highest risk for being hospitalized for a medication mishap. Many of these mishaps could have been avoided with medication management. 1.3 million Americans are injured each year due to medication errors. The most common causes of these errors in seniors are confusing packaging, poor communication, overdosing, and dangerous interactions with other medications or foods.