Nearly 41% of Americans 65 and above use five or more prescription medicines in 30 days, according to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). In many cases, more than one doctor is involved in prescribing these drugs most especially if it’s for Disability Care.
Aside from extending Personal Care Services, family caregivers should also focus on proper medication management of their senior loved ones.
There are various things you should know about taking care of your senior friend’s or family member’s prescription medicine so that their requirements are addressed securely.
The first thing you should understand is the significance of appropriate storage. You must ensure that your senior loved one’s medication is properly stored so that it does not get contaminated or lose efficacy over time. The most crucial aspect of keeping pharmaceuticals is to keep them cool and dry at all times. This keeps them from becoming spoilt or losing efficacy over time.
Another factor to consider while managing an older loved one’s medication is how much water they drink each day. If they do not drink enough water each day, their bodies may begin to dehydrate, which may lead to major health concerns such as heart failure or renal failure.
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