Today's sciences have gifted us with new medications by utilizing the newest technologies. Many of those medicines have brought somewhat 'miraculous' easement of pains and aches that illnesses have caused individuals throughout the past generations. We are thankful for all the relief new medications have brought us. However, there can be a danger associated with the influx of those medications, especially those suffering from multiple illnesses or those whom have difficulty maintaining their medicine regimine.
When a person has one or more illnesses, they will usually be prescribed multiple medications. Even the most clear-minded people stand the chance of mixing the medications themselves or incorrectly setting the the medication dispensing times. This could in turn cause medications to work against the others, while deleting the health benefits originally intended. At the worst, the medication usage could result in more illnesses or death.
Some seniors are at a higher risk for medication mixing, as dementia may set in. Memory loss is a sign of dementia. When a senior is living alone at home, they tend to simply forget they may have taken a medication and take another of the same medication. On the other hand, they may not take a certain medication at all. This causes greatly unwanted results!
Simple precautions can me made to ensure your loved one takes the correct amount of medication at the correct time each day. Sitters Etc. provides Medication Reminders for our clients, as well as Meal Preparation, Housekeeping, Personal Care and Companionship. Our caregivers will ensure your loved one does not get sick due to incorrect medicine intake. Professional, dependable home care for your loved one is available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. Let Sitters Etc. Take the worry off your mind when you are working or caring for your children and allow our Sitters Etc.'s Compassionate Caregivers to care for your loved one and tend all of their non-medical home care needs!
Posted on 02/17/2012 8:58 AM by Kim Brothers
18 May 2012
Your suggestions are tefirric and very convicting for me. I don't know the medications my mother is on and even thinking about it makes me feel like it is just one more thing I have to add to my already too long to do list and that is where the conviction comes in. My priorities have been such that I have pushed my mother outside that very small inner circle figuring that since she is mobile, lucid and living her own life at 82 she doesn't need me to be that involved or engaged in what is going on with her medically. You have certainly made me think of how much more I need to rethink my role as she ages. Thanks for digging into this emotional area that needs dialogue now more than ever V