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.
The 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 manage medications.
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 those pills?”
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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