Comfort Keepers At Home Elder Care Includes Medication Reminders
At home elder care in Woodland, CA, can ensure seniors take medications correctly
Many seniors take multiple prescription medications a day. Keeping in mind the challenges many seniors face on a daily basis, it's easy to imagine why many might have a difficult time keeping up with their prescription drug schedules. Comfort Keepers of Woodland, CA offers a wide range of at home elder care services, including medication management, which allows you to rest easy while your loved one is doing everything they can to stay healthy.
Many seniors take as many as five prescription medications per day; those suffering from more complicated chronic conditions can end up taking as many as 20 prescription medications a day. Often, seniors with such a complicated medication schedule are also facing other challenges such as:
- Mobility impairment
- Memory loss
- Even dementia or Alzheimer's disease
If you're worried about whether or not your loved one is able to take care of themselves appropriately when medication is concerned, you may want to consider how at home care could help. For example, our caregivers can help your loved one with the following tasks:
- Ensure the proper dosage of medicine is taken at the right time and according to doctor's guidelines.
- Assist with reading labels and planning daily medication intake.
- Provide transportation to the pharmacy to pick up prescriptions and other medications.
- Help to pack and organize medications when leaving the house to run errands or for longer trips.
In addition, our caregivers are trained professionals who will confer with your loved one's medical team, as well as always be on the lookout for potential negative reactions or side effects.
If your loved one is not ready for at home elder care, we offer another, less invasive option. Our automated medication dispensers are programmed to dispense certain medication at a certain time. If your loved one doesn't take the medication when they are supposed to, an automated message will be sent to notify family members or other designated persons.
To find out more about at home elder care options available in Woodland, CA, please give us a call today at (530) 285-1603! Our team of Comfort Keepers is happy to work with you to find the best care solution for your loved one.