Comfort Keepers Home Health Aide Can Help With Medication Safety and Management
A home health aide is there to help your loved one in any way that they can. This includes providing them with medication management services. However, depending on your budget, you may not be able to afford to have a caregiver around during the entire day and night. This is where pill dispenser systems come in.
Medication dispenser systems are there to aid your loved one in having as much independence as possible. By helping make sure your loved one takes their medications correctly, it will also give you much-needed peace of mind.
It is a little-known fact that medication management is something that seniors quite often struggle with. Seniors who live on their own have a particularly hard time for a number of reasons. Their memory may not be what it used to be or they may simply be too frail to stay on top of their medication regimen. This is a major safety concern because a senior's health may be severely damaged if they do not take the right dose of the right medication at the right time.
The sad fact is that over a third of medication-related hospitalizations are the direct result of patients not following doctor's orders when it comes to taking their medicine. This is according to recent studies by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America. At the same time, as many as 40% of nursing home admissions could be prevented with medication adherence. Reduce your loved one's risk for medication mishaps with easy to use home health aide devices.
Comfort Keepers offers the following pill dispenser systems that are suitable for nearly all seniors:
Pill Dispenser - (For more information regarding our SafetyChoice pill dispenser system click here)
Tab Safe - (For more information regarding our SafetyChoice TabSafe Medication system click here)
Med-E-Lert (For more information regarding our Med-E-Lert Automatic Pill Dispenser click here)
If you are not sure about whether or not your loved one may be in need of a medication dispenser system, do not hesitate to contact Comfort Keepers. Our friendly staff is there to answer any questions you may have about medication management and whether a home health aide may be a better choice.
Quality senior care is always about doing what's best for your loved one in particular which is why you play a major role in their care. Finding the right combination of home health aide/pill dispenser system that works for your loved one could take some work but the end result could mean helping your parents stay happy, independent and strong for a long time.