Oct 22, 2018 by Lisa Carson RN, BSN
As people get old, their cognitive abilities diminish. As a result, forgetfulness becomes a major problem for the seniors. And it can cause them some serious problems. The senior may forget to take the medication at the time prescribed by the doctor or even worse, they may take it twice!
Medication management is actually a serious issue, especially because many seniors get to take a large number of different drugs on a daily basis. Keeping up with the schedule and the dosage would be a problem even for younger people, nonetheless seniors.
The biggest danger here is overmedication. If the senior takes a double or triple dosage, even death is a possible outcome. One way to deal with it is to make a list of all the drugs the senior is taking, together with the symptoms each drug can cause if taken in large amounts.
How Comfort Keepers Can Help?
The easiest way to tackle overmedication is to make sure it doesn’t happen. And to do that, you need to help your senior take the right dosage at the right time. The problem is that not many people have enough time to help their aging parents with medication management.
This is where home care providers from Comfort Keepers step in. Their job is to ensure your senior takes exactly the drugs the doctor has prescribed at exactly the right time. Because home care providers work in teams, they’ll be able to remind your senior to take the medication whenever it’s needed. And that’s something you probably won’t be able to do, due to your work/family obligations.
Apart from taking care of medication management, Comfort Keepers have many other services in their offer. If you would like to learn more about them, feel free to give them a call at (806) 228-7359, or visit their offices in Lubbock, TX.