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The Importance of Proper Medication Management - Home Care Assistance Central Coast

The Importance of Proper Medication Management

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As we age, managing multiple medical conditions often requires taking several medications at different times. Forgetting doses or taking incorrect amounts can lead to serious health complications. In fact, around 30% of hospital admissions for those over 65 are related to medication issues. Ensuring the correct medication is taken at the right time is crucial. At Home Care Assistance Central Coast, we assist our clients in managing their medications effectively. Here are some tips to help with medication management.

Keeping Medications Available and Organised

Ensuring all necessary medications are available at home is essential. This involves keeping prescriptions up to date and getting them filled on time. When visiting the doctor, check which medications need renewing to avoid gaps in your medication regime. Contacting your local pharmacy can also help manage this process.

Disposing of expired medications is equally important to prevent accidental ingestion. Keeping all medications in one secure location helps with organisation and safety, especially if children or pets are around.

Maintaining an Updated Medication List

Maintaining an updated list of all medications, including dosages and schedules, is beneficial for the person taking them and their caregivers. This list is especially useful during hospital visits or when consulting a new doctor.

Using Reminders, Pillboxes & Webster Packs

Setting alarms for medication times can help ensure they are taken as prescribed. Simple alarms on a watch or phone, or using reminder apps, can be very effective.

A pillbox can be a valuable tool for organising daily medications. These boxes, often with compartments for morning and evening doses, can be filled weekly. Ensure the pillbox is easy to use and clearly labeled. Alternatively, consider Webster packs from your pharmacy, which arrange medications in blister packs, simplifying the process.

Seeking Additional Support

Proper medication management is crucial to avoid taking incorrect dosages. The strategies above can help maintain independence while ensuring medication adherence. If these methods are not enough, it may be time to consider additional support from an Aged Care Professional, who can help ensure medications are taken correctly.

Support from a home care agency like Home Care Assistance can greatly enhance quality of life and independent living. For more information, contact Home Care Assistance Central Coast today.

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