How a Personal Care Assistant Can Help Manage Your Senior Parent's Medications
Personal care assistants from Visiting Angels help seniors in Longmont, CO remember to take their medication
It goes without saying that it is important to take your medication regularly and as prescribed. Unfortunately, many older adults who have health-related challenges have been observed skipping their medication as much as 50 percent of the time. If you’re worried about your senior parent when it comes to medication management, it may be time to start thinking about how a personal care assistant can help.
Visiting Angels helps many seniors in Longmont, CO and throughout Boulder County maintain a consistent routine with regular medication reminders. Whether your loved one takes their medicine once a week or once a day, we’ll help make sure they take the right amount at the right time.* Not only can this help them remember their own routine, but also helps them avoid any health issues or complications that can come from not taking their medicine.
Let's take a closer look at some of the ways a personal care assistant can be of use to your loved one when it comes to medication management.
Sticking closely to a medication schedule can unfortunately be a matter of life or death for some seniors, particularly those with advanced chronic conditions. Some seniors are lucky and have a partner who can help them keep up when they are not able to. However, if your loved one is not in such a situation, you should not feel bad because you are not able to do it for them. They are actually much better off with a professional. A personal care assistant can make sure your loved one is taking all of their medication on time. This can significantly improve their overall quality of life.
Some seniors take up to 20 medications per day. As you can imagine, medication schedules can get particularly complex when it comes to chronic illnesses, which many seniors are facing. A dedicated professional will make sure your loved one takes all of their medication on time and never skips a dose.
Our professional senior caregivers are trained to help facilitate the creation of routines in your loved one's life. One way that professional caregivers do this is by assisting your loved one with daily activities, freeing them up to focus more closely on things they can do on their own, like stick to a particular routine. Routines are incredibly important for seniors and can help them regain a sense of control over their lives.
If you are particularly busy or live in a different city than your loved one does, you probably want to make sure someone is watching over them and keeping them safe. A personal care assistant can do that. One of the ways caregivers watch over older adults is by helping them stick to their medication schedule on a consistent basis.
Visiting Angels of Boulder County is a leading provider of non-medical private home care for seniors. To learn more about the in-home assisted living services provided by our staff of compassionate caregivers, please call our Longmont office at (303) 828-2664 or contact us for more information.
Visiting Angels proudly serves Allenspark, Boulder, Eldorado Springs, Erie, Hygiene, Lafayette, Longmont, Louisville, Lyons, Nederland, Niwot, Pinecliff, Ward, and the surrounding areas of Boulder County, CO.
*Visiting Angels caregivers cannot take pills out of bottles or administer insulin