Senior citizens often take multiple medications, vitamins, and supplements to treat various health conditions. Our elderly population may need help with medication management as the number of prescriptions they take increases. Forgetting to take a medication or taking it too often can lead to dangerous outcomes.
Pill Organizer Solutions
Many seniors rely on pill organizers for their medication management. These organizers place your pills into slots based on the day and/or time that they need to be taken. Organizers still rely on a person to go through the mediations and place them in the correct slots. Another problem with this solution is that we the person to remember to check the pill box at the right time of the day, and to know the day of the week. As we see more dementia creeping into the elderly population, this is not as easy as it sounds. Missing a dose, taking medications at the wrong time can cause prescription drugs to not work as expected.
Amazon has even begun offering a service called PillPack. With this service, they pre-package all you’re the medications into individual packs. The packs are then labeled with a list of the enclosed pills, the date, and the time the pills need to be taken. While this solution is an enormous help for organizing the prescriptions, it still relies on a person remembering to take them.
When Medication Management Becomes A Problem
Often, families realize that their loved ones need more help because they can no longer keep track of their medications. Assisted living facilities offer medication management services for their residents. Sometimes this comes at an extra cost. Be sure to ask if this very important benefit is included in your monthly fees when interviewing assisted living residences.
At Kenwood Care Assisted Living, medication management is included at no extra cost. We often wonder why other assisted living facilities charge extra for such an important part of caring for our seniors. Managing prescriptions correctly is an extremely important par of keeping our residents pain-free, healthy, and happy.
Kenwood will also never charge you more when extra help is needed. Our rates are all-inclusive and fixed. The amount you pay each month will never increase. At Kenwood Care Assisted Living, our goal is offer top-notch care in a small, residential environment. As your needs change, we will be there to assist in any way needed.
Once you choose a Kenwood Care home, you will never have to worry about managing your medications again. Our assisted living homes are designed to offer the full spectrum of services. It is our goal is to ensure the comfort of our residents and to improve quality of life. We provide the comfort of home and the care you need.
If you would like to schedule a tour of one of our 4 beautiful Howard County Maryland locations, contact us today. You can also check out our Frequently Asked Questions page. We are available to answer all of your questions and guide you in the journey to find the right senior living home.