Taking care of your elderly friend or family member’s prescription may appear to be a minor task, but in reality, it might be the difference between life and death for them.
In our years of experience providing senior care in Reseda, Los Angeles, we have proven that these tips work when it comes to helping manage your elderly loved ones’ medication:
- Gather everything in one spot
For easier tracking when it’s time to take their meds, you should sort all their pill in a single spot.
- Ensure proper storage of the medicines
Medications must be stored in a cool, dry place where pets and children can’t reach them. Don’t store them in the bathroom as humidity and heat can affect them.
- Consider refilling in advance
Essential prescriptions should have their refills scheduled regularly. Save yourself the hassle of running to your local pharmacy when you stock up in advance for your senior’s medication.
- Create a system to track medication
For low-income seniors, avoiding unnecessary expenses in managing their medication is a must. However, although jotting down reminders helps, there are also free smartphone applications for medication management that are handier.
Managing medications is an important responsibility that should not be ignored. Similar to our approach to incontinence care, involving your aging loved one in this system is crucial to its success.