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Medication Management Tips for Older Adults

Many of our elderly loved ones take multiple medications to manage existing conditions and maintain their health. However, managing medications can be a complex task for seniors and their caregivers. It is critical that seniors not only take medications as prescribed but also partner with their healthcare provider to avoid potentially dangerous drug interactions and other complications.

Likewise, let our team at Lowenhill Home Care Services share some tips for easier medication management for seniors:

  • Set daily reminders.

    Forgetting to take prescribed medication affects how the body functions and can make seniors more susceptible to becoming ill. An alarm reminder on their watch or cell phone is useful to help them remember to take their medications. A caregiver or family member may also be responsible for reminding them.

  • Schedule regular doctor appointments.

    As we age, our healthcare needs evolve. It’s possible that a senior’s symptoms have changed, and they no longer need certain medications. Their healthcare provider can determine if any changes need to be made to their medications to ensure their medical list stays current.

  • Resort pills into dispensers.

    For seniors who are taking multiple types of medications, it is easier to keep track of them by presorting them into pillboxes and other dispensers. These dispensers should have the days of the week labeled as well. This puts them all in one place, so they won’t forget to take them.

  • Although managing medications can be challenging, these tips will certainly help seniors and their caregivers. With proper medication management, older adults can enjoy enhanced overall health through better symptom management.

Strategies to Better Manage Hypertension

Hypertension occurs when your blood pressure is higher than normal. Otherwise, known as high blood pressure, it is a serious medical condition that can cause major health problems as it damages the blood vessels. Hypertension increases the risk of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, and more. Hence, proper management is essential to manage the condition.

Allow us at Lowenhill Home Care Services to discuss a few of the effective strategies to manage high blood pressure:

  • Monitor your numbers.

    When you are diagnosed with hypertension, it is vital to monitor your blood pressure levels regularly. Being aware of your numbers will alert you to any change that will detect patterns.

    Tracking the results over time will also provide information if the changes you are making are working.

  • Limit alcohol intake.

    Limiting alcohol consumption can help prevent hypertension, as drinking in excess can raise your blood pressure. If you drink, limit your alcohol consumption to no more than two drinks per day for men and no more than one drink for women.

  • Maintain a healthy weight.

    Being overweight puts you at risk of developing other health problems. Weight loss reduces strain on the heart and helps manage hypertension. Maintaining a healthy weight is possible through regular exercise and a balanced diet.

  • Take medications as prescribed.

    If your doctor has prescribed medication, be sure to follow the instructions. Partnering with a healthcare provider is the best way to attain your treatment goals and improve your health.

    These are just a few strategies to manage hypertension. With proper diet, exercise, medication management, and monitoring, you can manage the condition and live a healthier, happier life.

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Lowenhill Home Care Services strives to provide individually focused home and community based services that achieves best practice and quality care for participant and family satisfaction. It is our mission to provide you with all of the quality non-medical in-home care that you and your family need.

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P.O. Box 456 Aliquippa, PA 15001-3711
Phone: 724-788-1072 Ext. 1 Fax:      724-788-1171 Email: barb@lowenhill.com

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