Medications are necessary for the care of the elderly. Medication, when administered correctly, is an effective therapy for both acute and chronic diseases. Pain medications, for example, can assist an arthritis patient in buttoning his shirt or a lady in feeding herself. However, the advantages of drugs are accompanied by possible risks such as toxicity, adverse drug responses, interactions, and other unpleasant events. If you have a loved one in assisted care, you know how important medication management can be in preserving dignity and independence. On the other hand, there are major implications if medications are not taken as prescribed.
About Our Medication Management
Medication management is undoubtedly among the top priorities for many families. You want to ensure that your loved one is receiving the correct medication in the correct dosages and at the correct time. One method we guarantee this is done is by recording each medicine delivery. To help automate drug administration and prevent human error, we employ an electronic health record system. We also employ a packaging system, which helps in the organization of dosages and the clarification of instructions, making it easier for assisted living staff to handle and give medication.
Benefits of Having Medication Management in Your Senior Living Community
Medication management includes an evaluation of each patient’s medications, including prescriptions, OTC drugs, and supplements, to determine whether they are truly appropriate for the patient and will be the most effective, in conjunction with other medications and treatments, in addressing the underlying medical conditions or achieving defined goals. If any drugs are discovered to be ineffective, they are replaced. A patient’s capacity to self-administer medicine is also considered.
When Should You Consider Moving into a Senior Living Community?
If you’re above the age of 65, you’re probably considering how you want to spend your retirement years. More seniors are embracing the busy lifestyle that senior living communities provide.
Loneliness can come in as we get older, especially after a divorce or the death of a partner. Signs of social isolation, such as sadness, moodiness, and weight gain or loss, indicate that a change is needed. Many individuals are drawn to senior living communities by the chance of meeting new people and developing new connections.
As you become older, it becomes more difficult to care for your house. If the thoughts of juggling housekeeping, yard work, and home upkeeping are weighing you down, it’s time to downsize sooner rather than later. Many elderly people just do not require as much room as they once did. Downsizing might also help you save money. Residents in a senior living community can live independently for as long as they are physically able, or they can progressively transfer to different levels of care.
Why Choose Discovery Village At Boynton Beach?
Here at Discovery Village At Boynton Beach, we prioritize our service and care standards. Our residents may relax in their comfortable apartment homes, take part in a full calendar of activities and events, and make use of a variety of amenities while we take care of the daily hassles.
To learn more about living in Discovery Village At Boynton Beach, feel free to contact us today.