For those living in senior care in Kelowna, medications are often an essential part of maintaining health and a high quality of life. Often, seniors are faced with several medications, and keeping track of what to take, and when to take it can be extremely difficult. If you or your loved one is struggling with medication management, here are some suggestions that may help.
Have an up-to-date list of medications
It can be difficult to keep track of what medications may be prescribed, as these can change often, in addition to changing doses. To help manage this, make sure that you keep an up to date list of all the medications that you should be taking, as well how often it should be taken, and what the dose each time is. This list can also be useful if you are receiving help from a caregiver.
Keep all medications together
When medications are stored in different places, it becomes very easy to lose track of what exactly you should be taking. By storing everything together in one prime location, you are able to see exactly what is being taken, and also make sure nothing is being missed, or even doubled.
Prepare medications for each week ahead of time
If you have not yet invested in a pill organizer, do it now. These are essential tools that allow you to sort out your medications for a week (or even a month) at a time. Not only does this help organize and keep track of all the medications you may be taking, but also give extremely important reminders on whether you have or have not yet taken your medications for that day. This helps prevent missing, or doubling, a dose.
Proper management of medication is vital in maintaining proper health and ensuring that each medication is working and helping as intended. By following these simple tips, you will not only ensure that you are correctly taking your medication, but also relieve the stress associated with it.