As part of our regular companionship services, our care partners can organize medications and develop a schedule, provide timely reminders, and even help clients take medicines if necessary.
For many people, medications become an increasingly significant of their daily lives as they age. Unfortunately, it can be easy to misplace medicines in disorganized cabinets, and when multiple medicines are required to be taken at specific times of day, remembering which pill to take when, or a medication has been taken at all, can be difficult to keep track of. At best, this can be a source of frustration. But a person’s health can be put in serious jeopardy if they fail to take critical medications.
One of the most common concerns families have when turning to ApexCare is making sure their loved ones stay on top of their medications. As part of our regular companionship services, our caregivers can organize medications and develop a schedule, provide timely reminders, and even help clients take medicines if necessary.
Even with electronic pill dispensers and medication organizers, there’s no substitute for a reminder from a caregiver.
For many years, low-cost pill organizers have allowed people to organize medicine doses in spaces labeled by day of the week, even by the time of day. Today, we now have electronic pill dispensers that offer multiple methods of alerting users that it’s time to take medication. But despite these options, it can still be difficult for older people to take their medicines on time. Whether it’s because they struggle to open a pill organizer, or they don’t hear the alarms coming from the dispenser, a medication goes forgotten, which could potentially lead to medical complications.
Our caregivers make medication reminders part of their routine visits, ensuring that your loved one always takes the pills they need, when they need to take them. We’ll help organize their medicine cabinet, and ensure that everything is easy to find. If you’ve elected to buy an electronic dispenser for your loved one, we can help ensure that it stays filled with the correct medicines, and is dispensing the correct amounts at the right times.
With ApexCare, you can rest assured that your elderly family members under our care will always get the medicines they need to stay healthy and active.