Medication Reminders from Caregivers at Visiting Angels Vermont
Do you feel like your senior loved one forgets to take their medications now and then? Do they seem forgetful or inattentive but don't want to be placed on a set schedule? Wondering what you can do about it?
Visiting Angels Vermont is a professional home care provider, meaning that our compassionate and dedicated caregivers can assist seniors with various Activities of Daily Living (ADLs). This includes meal preparation, light housekeeping and laundry, and medication reminders.
Because we strictly provide essential personal care, we cannot administer medications or organize pill boxes. Our caregivers can remind seniors to take pills and other medicines that family members or healthcare providers have already organized.
Why Medication Reminders Are Important for Seniors
Seniors are living longer, and medication management has become more complicated; most seniors live with various medications.
It is common for seniors to take multiple medications throughout the day. Some pills need to be taken at a particular time each day – morning, afternoon, or before bed – and pills should be taken with food, water, or on an empty stomach. Managing the schedule and instructions of multiple medications can be confusing, especially for seniors with dementia.
Our caregivers can help by providing medication reminders. This includes:
- Giving a verbal reminder that it is time to take medication
- Setting a timer so that your loved one knows when it is time to take medications
- Watching seniors take or administer their medication to make sure it is done successfully
- Making sure instructions for medications are followed, such as taking them with food or a full glass of water
- Monitoring for any side effects or symptoms when new medications are introduced
- Tracking the dates and times that each medication was taken, so that family members know that it was done
The home care services your loved one receives are based entirely on their wants and needs. Each care plan is customized to the level of care required, preferred schedule, and personality of each senior client.
Contact Visiting Angels Vermont to Learn More!
Call our Colchester, VT office today to schedule a free In-Home assessment with a caregiver. We will meet with you to discuss what care the senior is receiving and answer your questions about errands and medication reminders from Visiting Angels Vermont.
Contact Visiting Angels of Vermont today to get started with in-home senior care!
Serving Burlington, Colchester, Montpelier, St Albans, and nearby areas
Visiting Angels VERMONT78 Severance Green #106
Colchester, VT 05446