Managing medications can be challenging for seniors, which is especially true for seniors who are taking multiple medications to manage different chronic illnesses. Fortunately, an in-home caregiver can help seniors meet their healthcare needs in Georgia, including assisting with managing their medications.
As professional care providers, we have gathered some tips for medication management:
- Set daily reminders
Forgetting to take medications can affect how a senior’s body is functioning and make them more susceptible to illness. Caregivers or family members can help by setting alarm reminders using their phones. Seniors should try to get into the habit of taking their medicine at the same time each day to help them remember.
- Schedule regular doctor appointments
As seniors age, their healthcare needs evolve too. It’s possible that their symptoms may have changed or they no longer need to take a certain medication. Regular appointments will allow their doctor to assess their condition and keep their medication list current.
- Learn the Do’s and Don’ts
A home care provider can help seniors keep track of which medications to take together to avoid harmful side effects, which also includes keeping track of which medications need to be taken on an empty or full stomach, as well as which foods and beverages to avoid for some medications.
Georgia Healthcare & Family Services, Inc. is an established provider of medical social services in Decatur, Georgia. From skilled nursing to rehabilitative therapies, we offer a wide range of services to fully optimize your health. Set an appointment with us to discuss your senior loved one’s needs.