How a Private Home Care Provider Can Help Your Loved One with Medication Management
Private home care services from Visiting Angels Central Coast include medication reminders for seniors in Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley, Marina and surrounding areas in California
When prescribed with a new medication, it is extremely important that your senior loved one uses it correctly and as scheduled. As certain medications need some time to build up in the human system, it is essential not to skip a dose.
Unfortunately, it is estimated that chronically ill patients use their prescribed medication correctly only 50 percent of the time. Because of this common lack of medication adherence, it might be a good idea to start considering private home care assistance from Visiting Angels Central Coast for your loved one. We have experience with facilitating care plans that involve medication reminders and medication management for seniors in Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley, Marina and surrounding communities.*
Here's how this can help:
Professionals Manage Adherence
Many aging Americans live with age-related chronic conditions that require regular medications, such as diabetes, hypertension or arthritis. Without consistent, adequate treatment, these illnesses can worsen or even become life-threatening.
An increasing number of family caregivers simply do not have enough time on their hands to ensure their senior loved ones strictly adhere to their medication regimen. If this is the case with you and your loved one, hiring a private home care provider to manage medication adherence may be your best option.
Professionals Don’t Forget
When unsupervised, older adults skip their medicine dosage more often then you think. This can happen due to many different reasons such as forgetfulness, lack of information, decision to skip a dose on purpose, emotional factors, and more. A dedicated professional will make sure your loved one is taking their medication.
A Care Plan Can Help Build a Routine
A professional caregiver can help your loved one build medicine routine by patiently reminding them they need to take their medication and scheduling a meal around the medication time to help build consistency. This is especially important for seniors who have dementia. With professional assistance from Visiting Angels Central Coast, you will have peace of mind knowing your loved one will never skip, discard or misuse their medications.
Professional Caregivers Watch Carefully
Without some help, your loved one may struggle to keep up with their medication regimen. And to speak the truth – seniors are not always honest to family members or their doctors about their medications.
Although private home care experts are not certified to provide medical care, they can make prescription management much easier. Moreover, they can monitor Mom or Dad’s condition and look for signs of side effects or allergic reactions, informing the doctor and your family immediately. Should complications occur, the doctor can decide on any adjustments to the prescription regimen.
Professional Caregivers Build a Trusting Relationship
Every senior deserves strong emotional support and a compassionate caregiver to meet their needs. You can select a professional caregiver and pick one who possesses the skills, experience, and personality to be a perfect match for your loved one – a caregiver they can easily bond with and create a trusting, long-term relationship.
Opting for private home care from Visiting Angels Central Coast can help your Mom or Dad manage their medication correctly, lead a healthier lifestyle, and stay independent for years to come.
To learn more about our medication reminder services, contact our Scotts Valley, CA office today.
*Visiting Angels caregivers cannot remove pills from bottles or administer insulin