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Category: Medication Management

Giving Patients the Tools They Need to Stay Out of the Hospital and In Control

Did you know that the oldest person to climb Mount Everest was eighty? That a sixty-seven-year-old once rowed across the Atlantic? That an eighty-two-year-old completed the Ironman triathlon in Hawaii? Seniors are capable of amazing things. Too often, there is a mentality…

Medication Dangers – How to Keep Your Loved One Safe

For many seniors, taking medication regularly is essential to maintain good health and nutrition. When juggling several medications and multivitamins per day, it can be easy to skip a dose accidentally. If your elderly loved one is taking medication for a…

Conquering the Medication Challenge

During one of my visits with my mom, I observed small collections of pills on the counter that should have been taken several days ago. When I asked her why these medicine piles were on the counter, she didn’t know. I knew…

3 Ways to Unleash the Power of Rituals in Dementia Care

Imagine worrying about forgetting your past while also having a hard time remembering new events and information. Pretty scary, right? This is something that many individuals with dementia face every day. Fortunately, routine and consistency may help alleviate some of these challenges….

Prescription costs for Medicare recipients down

Seniors who are on Medicare may have found that their prescription costs have dwindled in recent years.

Medication Assistance Conquers the Dangers of Overmedication

One of the most difficult aspects of self-care at home is medication management. Studies have found that as many as two-thirds of hospital visits for seniors are triggered by medication problems. The issue of polypharmacy — taking four or more medications —…

5 Tips to Successfully Manage Medications

Did you know that nearly 3 out of 4 Americans admit that they do not always take their medication as directed? Taking your medications, or even vitamins, correctly can be a challenge at any age. As you get older and your regimen…

LSVT & Medication Reconciliation – One Patient’s Path to Enjoying Life Again

The emotional toll of a medical diagnosis can add another wrinkle to an already stressful circumstance. In particular, when declining health makes favorite or even routine activities seem out of reach, patients may spiral into depression. For family and caregivers doing their…

Removing the ‘What If’ – Reassurance after a Fall

Residential Nurse Alert to the Rescue When you take medication to improve your health, it can also alter how your body feels, behaves, and reacts. It can be difficult to determine whether an effect is commonplace or worrisome, or at what point…

Health News Round-Up: Dementia Considerations and Holiday Expectations

Balancing Holiday Traditions with Dementia Changes This compassionate piece centers on one family adapting to a mother’s advancing Alzheimer’s disease, and how it has changed their holiday customs. They make fewer social appearances and do extra preparation to preserve her routines, while…

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