As we age, daily tasks, reminders, and priorities shift. Where we once might have compared calendars with loved ones and penciled in our kids’ school activities, work events, and social hours, now becomes keeping up with appointments, medications, and hobbies. For aging and disabled adults, medication management is a key part of ongoing health—but you shouldn’t have to go it alone. At Caring for Family, our expert Caregivers are here to help with everything from doctor’s visits to careful administration.
The Importance of Proper Medication Management
More than half (66%) of Americans take at least one prescription medication, rising to 89% for adults 65 and older. At Caring for Family, we’re no strangers to this rising statistic and the confusion that can come with medication management. One of the most important goals of this service is to reduce the risk of adverse reactions or hospitalizations due to errors. But the benefits of well-managed medications go far beyond this.
- Optimized treatment outcomes
- Support for chronic diseases
- Personalized and preventative care
- Client education and empowerment
- Improved quality of life
If you’re looking for a way to make your or your loved one’s life easier, managing medications is a great place to start.
What This Service Includes
At Caring for Family, we believe in empowering our Clients with information before they sign on for services. Here’s what our medication management includes.
Our service extends beyond simply picking up your prescription refill at the pharmacy. We work hand-in-hand with your physician to keep track of refill timing, dosage schedules, administration schedules, and best practices. One through-line in our services is that care is never one-size-fits-all. We take a tailored approach to your medications to give you peace of mind.
Our Caregivers are highly knowledgeable and compassionate individuals with years of experience managing medications, among other care practices. For aging and disabled adults, staying on top of medication regimes can be overwhelming. Part of our job is to shoulder the daily mental load of medication management for a seamless and stress-free experience. This includes understanding how your prescribed meds may interact with each other, when and how best to take them, and which foods are best to take them with.
Proper med organization involves much more than adding pills to colorful compartments. (Although we do recommend a handy, labeled pill container like these). This part of our service includes building a medication distribution and storage system that works for your lifestyle, medications, and independence. We ensure the right medications are placed in the appropriate compartments on time and maintain them for complete accuracy.
Our comprehensively licensed medication administration teams are highly trained in the nuances of preparation, dosing, documentation, monitoring, and adjustment. After all, medication adherence is a critical component of effectively managing chronic conditions. Our teams are compassionate and supportive, striving to educate Clients about ongoing adherence for their well-being.
Client Case Study
As always, we think our Clients speak best for us. Hear what Shalinda had to say about her grandmother’s medication management journey.
Thank you for taking care of my grandma. Not only were you quick to get her a personal Caregiver but she made her feel like she was part of the family. It has given us peace of mind since we are a thousand miles away. You never expect to worry about things like medication and food. Your establishment goes the extra mile and we can’t thank you enough.”
Focus On What You Love Most
There’s no room for error when it comes to the proper organization and administration of your medications. With Caring for Family’s medication management service, we take care of the details so you can focus on what you love most—spending time with loved ones, pursuing new hobbies, and achieving a life well lived. If you’re interested in this and other services, explore our Locations page to find a branch near you.