For many seniors, a daily dose of medicine has become a routine part of life. Yet for some, navigating the scheduling or management of those daily doses can be challenging. At best, keeping up with prescriptions and how to properly take them can easily become an unintentional burden. At worst, the task can be overwhelming or too much to handle alone, leading to the mis-management of vital daily doses and the complications that may arise. Find out how 12 Oaks Senior Living offers effective and healthy solutions to managing medications for your senior family member.
Is There A Senior Family Member Struggling With Managing Their Own Medications?
Helping with medication management can range from picking up prescriptions to assisting with dosing their medications and double-checking that their prescriptions as well as any vitamins or supplements are being taken as needed. Medication management doesn’t have to feel overwhelming with the right support and open communication.
A significant issue among seniors and their family is how to navigate opposing viewpoints on this topic. Older family members may disagree with needing a new medication or deny the deteriorating symptoms they’re experiencing. As the generation before us grows older, they can be hesitant to accept help. It’s important to open a discussion so everyone in your family feels heard and understood.
If you’ve observed a medication memory slip or have become concerned your relatives have a medication problem, seeking help to ensure it doesn’t happen again is natural. It can feel empowering to find a community of support that understands this conversation.
Tailored Medication Management
Knowledge is key to a successful outcome. Currently, over 50% of adults 65 years and older have at least one daily medical prescription. Many seniors take multiple prescription drugs each day. There are several challenges to managing medications at home.
- Ensuring all medications have proper storage. Not all medications can be stored in the same location. There are some that should be stored in the refrigerator, whereas others are fine in room temperature settings.
- Managing timing and dosing of medications. Some medications need to be taken at different times of the day, or on an empty stomach, or with food.
If your elder family member is experiencing memory loss, having medication in multiple locations or remembering when to take which medication can lead to missing or doubling a dose. For residents living in a 12 Oaks assisted living or memory care community, this concern is addressed with medication management tailored specifically for them under the careful guidance of a credentialed Resident Care Director. The medication is closely monitored to ensure your relative’s prescriptions are administered according to the recommended dosage and scheduling.
Our Community Is Your Resource
Asking for help or seeking out educational resources is an excellent first step. 12 Oaks Senior Living communities are a safe haven for your elder family members. Our residents thrive as a community when everyone is healthy and living their best life. Care is provided 24-hours a day and is constantly monitored to promote the health and wellness of residents.
Within your reach is a community that will ease your stress. 12 Oaks Senior Living communities provide environments that offer an exceptional lifestyle with the industry’s finest levels of support.
Is It Time To Reduce the Pain of Pills for Your Loved One?
If you are ready to consider taking the next step, the team at 12 Oaks Senior Living is available to guide you through the process. We understand no two families are the same and everyone has unique needs. Choosing a supportive, community-focused environment where your elder family member will thrive while ensuring their medication is being managed properly doesn’t have to be overwhelming or stressful. Contact us today to get started.
Searching for senior living help? At 12 Oaks Senior Living, we would love to learn more about your unique needs and the opportunity we may have to help you meet them. Our blog is one of the valuable resources we provide to inform and encourage seniors to lead fulfilling and thriving lives. Contact us today to schedule a virtual tour.