Medication Reminders for Seniors in Raleigh, NC and Surrounding Areas
As they age, many people rely on prescription medications to help them deal with ongoing medical issues or speed up their recovery after surgeries. If your senior loved one is currently taking a prescribed medication, they may need to take it at regular intervals or in a certain way.
However, your loved one may have trouble following the prescribed prescription schedule due to age-related cognitive decline. Some people have trouble remembering to take their medication at the right times, or they may have trouble determining how much of a dose to take. These issues may make their medicine less effective or cause health problems.
That's why medication reminders are an important element of the senior care services we provide at Visiting Angels of Raleigh. If your elderly loved one is having trouble remembering to take their medication, our trained in-home caregivers can help. Our goal is to make it easier for seniors in Raleigh, Cary, Wake Forest, Fuquay-Varina, and the surrounding communities in North Carolina to maintain their independence while they age in place by providing them with the support services they need.
How Can In-Home Caregivers from Visiting Angels of Raleigh Help My Loved One?
An increasing number of elderly people are taking various medications daily. Medication instructions may specify the time of day (morning, afternoon, or before night) and whether the pill should be taken with food, water, or on an empty stomach. Most of the time, the only way for a medicine to work is if it is taken correctly and regularly. However, it may be difficult for seniors, particularly those with dementia, to keep track of their prescription schedules and instructions. But with helpful medication reminders from Visiting Angels of Raleigh, seniors can have an easier time remembering when to take their medication.
Here are some ways our in-home caregivers can help your loved one:
- Setting a timer or reminders on an app on your loved one’s phone so they can take their medication when they need to
- Making sure instructions for medications are followed
- Watching your loved one take their medication so we can ensure they take the proper dosage or remember to take it with food or water
- Keeping a record of dates and times when your loved one takes their medication so that family members know that it was done
What Other Senior Care Services Does Visiting Angels of Raleigh Offer?
One of the many things Visiting Angels of Raleigh does in Wake County is remind seniors to take their medications. In order to age in place and maintain their independence, seniors must make smart decisions about their health. While medicine is highly beneficial in helping older adults manage chronic conditions, it is equally vital for them to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
If you live in the Raleigh area and are looking for a professional in-home caregiver, consider Visiting Angels. Our caregivers will not only help your loved one remember to take their medications on time, but they will also promote the development of healthy new routines. For example, our caregivers can help with preparing healthy and delicious meals or arrange transportation to a local gym or senior center so your loved one can exercise regularly.
Call our Raleigh, NC office at 919-694-4482 to schedule an in-home consultation with our home care team today!
Serving Raleigh, Cary, Wake Forest, Fuquay-Varina and other Wake County, NC Communities
Visiting Angels RALEIGH, NC5700 Six Forks Rd #102
Raleigh, NC 27609