Did you know that
nearly 100,000 older adults end up in the hospital each year because of
medication problems? Oftentimes, medication management can be a
difficult task for seniors and also a difficult subject to talk about
for both the senior and his or her loved ones.
good news is that Home Instead Senior Care offers a wealth of resources
on the subject, and that talking about it today could help ensure older
adults remain independent longer. The Let’s Talk about Rx℠
program provides a number of resources to help open the door to
meaningful conversations about medications, as well as tools to help
There are plenty
of questions to ask a senior to help determine whether he or she could
be at risk, from “Do you know why you are taking this medication and how
it’s supposed to help you?” to “How do you manage to keep track of all
We encourage everyone to visit www.letstalkaboutrx.com
to learn more and begin taking proactive steps to medication management
before a potentially dangerous situation arises. Something as simple
as the free medication tracker can help prevent accidents and also allow physicians to watch out for interactions and side effects.
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