Medication Safety and Management
Make sure your loved ones take medications correctly
Medication management is one of the most critical issues facing seniors who live independently. It’s all too easy to miss a dose or take an incorrect dose, especially for those seniors who require several different medications throughout the day.
For many of our clients, their everyday health depends not only on their medications but on taking them accurately. This means the right medicine, the right dose, at the right time of day. The potential consequences for taking medications incorrectly is a genuine concern.
According to the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, more than a third of medication-related hospitalizations are due to patients not taking their medicine as prescribed. Additionally, the American Pharmacists Association states that medication non-adherence has been associated with as high as 40 percent of nursing home admissions. These statistics can be alarming for family members of seniors who wish to remain independent in their own homes.
Available Medical Safety Products
Comfort Keepers® can help ease these concerns by assisting with medications. Our caregivers do not dispense medication; however, they can provide reminders for doses, as well as reading labels on prescription bottles.
In addition to in-home care services, we also offer innovative pill dispenser systems. These systems are designed to take the guesswork and confusion out of medication dosages.
Comfort Keepers® will assess your safety needs and recommend the right product. Comfort Keepers will visit the home, work with the family to determine the specific needs, and demonstrate how these care products help seniors stay safe while maintaining independence in the home.