The elderly, especially those who have experienced an injury or illness, are often prescribed multiple medications. It can be hard to keep track of which medication to take when and to remember to take them. This issue is particularly acute for people suffering from memory loss.
Taking the wrong medication, the wrong dosage or skipping pills entirely can have adverse effects on health. In order to prevent mishaps, Towne Home Care’s home health aides assist their clients by providing them with friendly medication reminders.
The Challenges of Medication Management
Medication management can be difficult for seniors. They are often prescribed a long list of medications and each one comes with different instructions for dose and frequency. The pills of various medicines may look the same, and even when they don’t, it can be difficult to remember which pill is pink and which is blue. Ironically, patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s are prescribed a long list of medications despite the fact that their cognitive skills have deteriorated.
Towne Home Care’s home health aides are trained to help with medication management. They remind their clients when it’s time to take medicine and make sure that only the right pills are being taken. We also offer a service where a traveling nurse refills prescriptions and arranges them properly for the client or aide.
Our aides are trained to detect changes in health in their clients. If a medication is having unwanted side effects or if the senior has a hard time swallowing it, the aide will let you know about the problem immediately. Many lives have been saved by the vigilance of an aide.
Peace of Mind for You
Having a Towne home health aide in your loved one’s home grants you the luxury of peace of mind when you can’t be there. Our medication reminder service ensures that all medicine is being taken at the right time and in the right dose. When you spend time with your loved one, you can focus on enjoying their company instead of worrying about technical details.