Peace of Mind – That word alone is what our Professional Medication Management is all about. With almost 40 percent of all adverse drug reactions reported each year involve people over 60 years old. Older adults take more medication now than ever before. The average person over 65 takes between 2 and 7 prescription medications daily.
While medicines have many benefits, they can be harmful if not used properly. This service performed by one of our trained nurses will help you or your loved one organize the medication box, follow doctors’ orders, and keep a safe supply of medicine. By understanding the risks and benefits of medicines, we can help you or a loved one stay safe. Our nurses will contact the client’s pharmacist and get the prescriptions refilled and also will pick them up and deliver them.
Medication Set Up and Monitoring
Our nurses will set up medications weekly or bi-weekly as needed. We will review medications with your physician and monitor for side effects, interactions, or other problems that may occur. We will teach you about your medications and provide instruction sheets for you to refer to. This service helps ensure that medications are taken safely and appropriately. This decreases the chances of serious side effects which can lead to falls, mental confusion, and hospitalization.
Another additional bonus feature of this program is our nurses will do an assessment while they are visiting you or your loved one for pain management control, monitoring blood pressure, lung sounds, heart rate, respirations, etc.
The cost for this service is $40 per hour through our Silver Care Program with the average total time involved is about 1 to 1 ½ hours a visit and can be arranged weekly, bi-weekly or monthly.
If you have questions, please give us a call.