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Many senior living communities offer medication management to seniors who take multiple medications for various health issues. Along with other independent living solutions, senior care provides therapy management services, including medication management for those who need it. Whether experiencing a short-term or long-term stay in a senior living community, older adults can benefit from the reduced stress that medication management creates for patients and caregivers.
Within a senior living community, caregivers make sure to give medication to seniors in the proper dosages at the right times. Assisted living communities often host residents taking multiple prescription medications, and a resident’s care team helps refill their prescriptions. Along with assisting in dispensing and refilling medication, care teams ensure that medications taken in tandem benefit the patient as prescribed.
If you have ever been the primary caretaker for an aging loved one, you know that keeping them on a medication regimen is difficult and stressful. Especially for older adults with medical conditions, remembering to take prescribed medications can require frustrating effort, especially if dementia or Alzheimers is a factor. If an older family member has comorbid health conditions or evolving prescriptions, the normal stress of a medication regimen can turn into an exhausting ordeal.
By taking advantage of a senior living community’s medication management service, residents and their families will avoid unnecessary stress and difficulty. Care teams monitor patients’ medication carefully to ensure that prescriptions are taken on time, in the correct doses, and do not harm the patient. The goal of medication management is steady, helpful consistency that allows seniors to enjoy the full benefits of whatever medication they are currently using.
Along with the consistency that medication management provides, doctors also appreciate the opportunity to see the effect of steady medication usage. Care teams at senior living communities watch residents for adverse reactions to medication combinations and report their observations to the attending physicians. Some additional benefits of medication management include the following:
Senior living residents can feel confident that medications they take together are safe when used concurrently since trained medical professionals are overseeing their prescriptions.
Older adults sometimes suffer from medications running out or from forgetting to take prescriptions at the proper times. Medication management removes this possibility by providing refills and medication reminders.
By taking medication consistently at the proper times, seniors enjoy better health. The reduced stress that medication management provides also helps seniors' health.
Memory loss affects all aspects of a person's life, and medication management services remove the need for remembering the details of a memory care medication regimen.
We take pride in offering medication management services that provide all the benefits listed above. Along with quality care, our compassionate therapy management gives our residents the chance to experience increased freedom by taking responsibility for their medication needs. Contact us today to hear more about how we can help your loved one manage their medication.
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