It’s no secret that our senior loved ones’ healthcare needs to grow more complex as they need. Studies show that almost 50% of people receiving care deal with at least five different chronic conditions, all necessitating the prescription of various medicines. Unfortunately, many of our loved ones can find tracking their prescription to be difficult, putting them at risk of poor senior living outcomes.
As your friendly assisted living facility in Burnsville, Minnesota, we at Cardenas Friendship Homes would like to share some facts with you about what to consider when your loved one has complex prescriptions:
- Liver and kidney function are not at their prime in old age. This means that drugs may stay longer in the body and lead to other effects if they have not been adjusted well.
- Many older adults have increased sensitivity to medication.
- Many older adults also receive prescriptions from different prescribers, which can make tracking and reconciling instructions difficult. It’s for this reason that it’s a good idea to at least have a trusted doctor or pharmacy.
- Visual impairment, declining mobility, and cognitive decline all make handling prescriptions difficult for seniors, often putting them at risk of problems like overdosing, allergic reactions, and drug interactions.
With all of this in mind, how easily can you help your loved one with medication administration and management? It’s a good thing they have more options for receiving care.
Our assisted living community puts your loved one in the care of experts in senior care in Minnesota. We offer medication management, assistance with chores and daily living tasks like bathing, help with recreational activities, and healthy meal preparation. At our home, your loved one can achieve the best possible outcomes for their medication regimen.
Learn more about our waivered care services today!