Prevent accidents with medication management, organization, reminders, and monitoring.
Who can benefit from medication management services?
Elders and people with chronic health issues often take multiple medications, vitamins, and supplements to treat different conditions. Unfortunately, similar-looking pills and confusing directions can cause seniors without help to miss (or double) doses, resulting in worsening symptoms or other potentially more serious health risks. In addition, medications change with health conditions, and temporary conditions further complicate a person’s medication management system with new short-term medications that need to be added and then stopped.
Clients with dementia or Alzheimer’s benefit most from medication management services, but all seniors benefit from having a second set of eyes. Our caregivers can do medication sorting, give reminders to take medications, and watch for or monitor potential side effects and adverse reactions.
What does medication management entail?
Karma Care’s in-home caregiving experts can assist with many tasks related to medication management services for seniors, including:
- Ordering refills or picking up prescriptions
- Removing pills from hard-to-open packaging or containers
- Medication organization and distributing tablets into pill organizers
- Splitting pills or crushing medication for combining with food or water
- Setting up reminders to take medication
- Ensuring proper medicines and dosages are taken
- Alerting physicians about skipped doses, overdoses, or medication mix-ups
- Alerting physicians about new or unusual side effects
- Adjusting oxygen or nebulizer face masks
If help with injections or physically taking medicine is needed, our RNs can assist. See our Skilled Nursing page for more information.
We take medication management seriously.
When used correctly, medicines can improve and lengthen your life, but when taken incorrectly or unmonitored, they can instead cause permanent damage. We help our clients appreciate the importance of correct and timely dosing. Our medication management services for seniors include helping clients understand when and how to take medications, sorting and packing pillboxes, and reminding clients to take their medications, vitamins, and supplements as prescribed. We are also vigilant about watching for possible symptoms and side effects and reporting problems to the client’s medical team.
Choose Karma Care’s medication management services for seniors.
Our compassionate caregivers truly care about our clients’ health and safety, so we don’t want to see them get hurt from missing their doses or mixing up medications. Our attention to detail helps ensure that medications are accurately dosed and properly taken, and we’ll always alert the caretaking team if we notice a client experiencing a possible medication side effect.