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If a senior you love has ever missed taking a medication or taken the wrong dose, they’re not alone. Medication non-adherence is a frightening and all-too-common occurrence, impacting more than half of all older adults in the U.S. and leading to as many as 200,000 hospitalizations each year.
Just a few of the reasons many seniors take medications incorrectly include:
- Vision problems that make it difficult to read the small print on prescription bottles or distinguish between pills
- Memory loss and other cognitive limitations
- Lack of transportation to pick up prescriptions
- Difficulty with swallowing pills
- Hearing loss, leading to incorrectly understanding the doctor’s verbal instructions
- And more
Thankfully, there is a solution: medication reminder services from our skilled care team.
An astounding 89% of adults aged 65 and older are currently prescription medications. More than half of them are taking four or even more. It’s easy to see how challenging it can be to make sure these crucial medications are taken exactly as prescribed.
Our caregivers will provide timely reminders to seniors and ensure that meds are taken precisely when and how they need to be, preventing serious complications such as:
- Pain and other symptom flare-ups
- Resistance or failure to treatment
- Withdrawal effects
- Worsening of a chronic health condition
- And more
Not only that, but based on a senior’s particular diagnoses, missing or incorrectly taking medications can have even far worse repercussions. For instance, someone with heart disease who is non-compliant with taking blood pressure or other prescribed medications is at risk of a heart attack, stroke, or kidney failure. Even incorrectly taking recommended over-the-counter meds, such as a daily aspirin for heart health, can have dire consequences.
Prevent missed medications, an overdose or under-dose, and confusion about whether medications were taken correctly or not. You’ll never again have to wonder, “Did Mom take her medicine this morning?”
Enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing a senior loved one is following doctors’ orders. Turn to Northwest Guided Home Care, the leading provider of in-home senior care in Seattle and the surrounding areas, to learn more about our medication reminder services and the many other ways we can help improve quality of life, right in the comfort of home!
Call us any time at (800) 755-7102 to learn more about our highly personalized care at home for seniors and the difference our care experts can make in the life of someone you love.