Our home health agency offers medication safety products
Did you know that individuals of 65 years of age and older make up about 14% of the US population but account for 40% of all prescription drugs taken in the country? Those are some alarming numbers. They get even more alarming when put into perspective: people between the ages of 65 and 69 fill an average of 14 prescriptions per year and seniors aged 80-84 years average 18 prescriptions per year.
Recently, the Canadian Institute for Health Information released some harrowing statistics. According to them, over a third of medication-related hospitalizations are caused by patients not following doctors’ orders. On the other hand, the American Pharmacists Association says that some 40 percent of nursing home admissions are caused by medication non-adherence.
For seniors living on their own, medication management is an incredibly important issue. Although prescription medication can save your loved one’s life, if taken incorrectly, it can also bring about serious damages and even death. This is why medication management is such a critical aspect of proper care for senior home health agencies. At Comfort Keepers, we are dedicated to helping seniors live independently and take pride in their life. We know medication management boils down to a concern for your loved one’s safety, and we are here to help. Your loved one should be taking the right dose of the right medication at the right time.
At our home health agency, we are dedicated to the safety of our clients. Our compassionate caregiver can come to your loved one’s home and help them with their medication.
Our medication management services include the following:
- Organizing your loved one’s medication, making sure to follow through with your loved one and clearly explain which medication should be taken at what time;
- Checking expiration dates;
- Procuring your loved one’s medication from the pharmacy;
- Reading the labels or your loved one;
- Keeping an eye on them to make sure they are not experiencing any adverse side effects.
To find out more about our home health agency or about home health care and medication management in general, please give us a call today at (360) 226-2737. Our friendly representatives are standing by ready to take your call and answer any questions you may have.
Our home health agency helps seniors stay on top of their medication schedules with our affordable and easy-to-use Tab Safe Dispenser. The dispenser will send out an alert for a missed dose.
The Pill Dispenser by SafetyChoice can organize medications and manage their deliveries. Voice, texts, and light notifications will signal to the user that it’s time to take a dose.
The SafetyChoice MedMinder is an innovative, secure way to help seniors manage their medications. It can be programmed online and can hold up to two weeks of medication.