Did you know that more than 100,000 older Americans a year wind up in the hospital because of problems with their medication?
There are a number of risks associated with taking medications, including:
The not-so-funny thing is that seniors are often most at risk for medication issues when they are being treated or recovering from illness or surgeries. In other words, when they are actually under a professional's care.
If you are working with an older adult who is transitioning back home after being in medical , here are some ways you can help that person and their family manage their prescriptions and prevent further complications.
Home Instead Senior Care has developed an extensive program to help older adults and their families manage prescription medications. For more information about the program, or other ways to help seniors age successfully at home, please contact us!
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