As we age, it can become more challenging to stay on top of our everyday tasks. This includes taking medication. For seniors who must adhere to a medication regimen in order to treat one or more chronic conditions and stay healthy, this can be a problem. While our Loveland home care providers don’t administer medication, they can provide helpful reminders. Another way to address this challenge is to use a medication dispensing service.
Ensuring Seniors Get the Medication They Need
A medication dispensing service uses an in-home dispensing unit that provides visual and auditory cues to a senior to remind them to take a particular medication at a pre-scheduled time. The system is remotely monitored to detect whether medication has been released, and caregivers can be notified if a dose is missed.
Here are a few of the reasons why a growing number of seniors are using these types of systems:
- They allow seniors to maintain their independence. Drug-related dosing errors are a major concern for seniors and their families. With this type of service in place, seniors are less likely to make mistakes with their medication.
- They free caregivers to focus on relationships rather than responsibilities. With loved ones having to spend less time on ensuring the right medications are taken at the right times, there is more time for relaxed interactions focused on fun and companionship.
- They are easy to setup and use. Our Loveland home care providers can provide a double-check on medication adherence, but medication dispensing systems are simple for seniors or their loved ones to stock, and easy for seniors to use to dispense the medication they need.
- They are cost-effective. There are a number of medication dispensing services available, and their fees vary, but in general they are an affordable alternative to having to move a senior into an assisted living environment.
Our Loveland home care providers are seniors themselves, so they understand the challenges of adhering to a medication regimen. They’re happy to remind the seniors that they care for to take their medication, instead of or in addition to a medication dispensing system. To learn more about our services, contact us for a free consultation today!
We’re honored to provide quality care for seniors by seniors in Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley, Longmont, Johnstown, Berthoud, Ault, Firestone, Wellington, Windsor, Frederick, Firestone, Laporte, and surrounding areas.