How Visiting Angels McKinney Can Help Your Loved One with Medication Management
Visiting Angels can help your senior loved one in McKinney, Allen, Plano and Frisco, TX manage their medications with reminders from an experienced in home caregiver
Once your elderly loved one’ doctor prescribes a new medication treatment, they have an important task at hand – to keep up with the medication schedule and always take the correct dosage. During this period, it is very important not to skip a dose as some medications require time to kick in and start building up in the body.
However, it is estimated that in developed countries, chronically ill patients adhere to their prescribed medication schedule only 50 percent of the time. As this is the case, it might be a good idea to consider hiring an in home care provider from Visiting Angels McKinney for your loved one, an experienced professional who can provide care that involves medication reminders.*
Here’s how your mom or dad can benefit from this:
Professional Caregivers Manage Adherence
Proper medication management is especially important when seniors live with a chronic health condition that requires regular and punctual medication intake. Without consistent treatment, conditions such as diabetes, hypertension or arthritis can worsen, resulting in complications that can increase health care costs and even become life-threatening.
If you don’t have the time to ensure Mom or Dad is strictly adhering to their medication regimen, an experienced in-home care provider can be instrumental in helping them maintain their condition and overall health.
At Visiting Angels, Our Professionals Don’t Forget
Aging loved ones often fail to take their medication on time due to various factors. Many of them simply forget, although skipping a dose can also happen on purpose, due to a lack of information, emotional factors, or other priorities.
When you hire a professional in home care provider, their purpose in your loved one’s home is to make sure their needs are met. A professional caregiver will always be there to remind your loved one about their medication schedule.
A Care Plan Can Help Build a Routine
Your loved one can easily build a medicine regimen routine through interaction with their Visiting Angels caregiver, who can remind them when to take medications, read labels, visit the pharmacy, and make sure to follow doctor’s instructions. To build consistency, an in home care provider can always schedule a familiar routine before or after medication time to allow a smooth transition into the drug regimen. This is especially important when seniors live with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
Professional Caregivers Watch Carefully
Without additional support, Mom or Dad may struggle to keep up with their medication schedule. And the truth is she or he might not always be honest about it and ask for help. Even though caregivers from Visiting Angels are not certified to provide medical care, they can help with prescription management in so many ways. A care provider can closely watch for any allergic reactions or side effects and inform your family and your loved one’s doctor should an emergency arise. Furthermore, a professional caregiver can also keep detailed care notes which provide insight into your loved one’s medication schedule.
Professional Caregivers Build a Trusting Relationship
Aging adults deserve a strong support system, warmth, and compassion, especially if they struggle with a debilitating condition. You can select a professional caregiver and find your loved one a perfect match – a dedicated, trustworthy companion compatible with your loved one’s personality.
With professional assistance, you will have peace of mind knowing your loved one is well-looked after and that they are always taking their medication on time and at the correct dose. Learn more about how Visiting Angels helps seniors throughout McKinney, Allen, Plano, Frisco and surrounding areas in Texas stay healthy in their own home by contacting our McKinney office today.
*Visiting Angels caregivers cannot take pills out of bottles or administer insulin