As you grow older, you should prioritize your health more than anything else. The healthier you are, the longer you live and get a chance to live a happy life. Senior adults are more vulnerable to diseases. This is because their body and immune system get weaker they age. That is why some seniors need medications to help them stay strong and healthy.
Medications are important in treating illnesses and managing chronic conditions. If your loved ones have prescribed medications, they should be taking them consistently, on time, and with the right dosage. Taking medications accurately as prescribed by their doctor will help for effective treatment and prevent negative side effects and other complications. However, not all senior adults can keep track of their medications, especially if they have several medications to manage. Some seniors get their prescriptions mixed and forget about them.
As a provider of 24-hour in-home care, we want to help your senior loved ones manage their medications. Here are some tips to help you and your loved ones perform safe medication management:
- Read the label.
- Take medication as prescribed by their doctor.
- Talk to your pharmacist or doctor if you have any questions about your medications.
- Take your medications along with a routine to help you remember.
- Be wary about side effects and other drug interactions.
Covenant Care is a high-quality provider of home care in St. George, Utah. We want to help you and your loved ones achieve a higher quality of life.