10 Medication Tips

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Proper medication management is an important part of remaining independent. Check out these tips to stay on top of it!

  1. Make sure all of your doctors and specialists communicate with each other on all medications and conditions.
  2. Make sure you understand how and when to take ALL of your medications.
  3. Select any over the counter products to treat only symptoms you have.
  4. Make sure all medications are clearly labeled and in original containers. If you have trouble reading a prescription label, ask for larger-print ...
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Medication Management for Seniors – The Impact on Society of Med Noncompliance

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According to PhRMA (Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America), more than 75% of adult Americans who take three or more medicines daily are non-compliant with taking their medications properly. More than half of our seniors who take multiple medications (and one in four of them take 10-19 mediations each day) either forget to take the correct dose or fail in some other manner to take the right medication. While we can see for ourselves the impact this can have ...

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Get Smart About Senior Care Costs

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There are a variety of options available for any budget.

It’s never too early to plan care for an aging loved one. Before their health begins to decline, you and your family need to agree on the kind of care they need, and how it will be paid for.

To get an idea of the average costs of popular senior care options, see below. And keep in mind that while your loved one may be fine with occasional care now, they could need more serious and expensive ...

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Dealer Conference

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I just returned from the annual dealer conference in Ohio and I feel excited and rejuvinated. It’s always great to meet with other leaders in the medical alarm industry and visit with them about the positives and negatives of our always changing industry. I came away with great ideas on how to better serve our current clients and ways to offer our services to a broader range of users.
This year was especially beneficial due to ...

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Signs that your loved one might need help

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Next time you are visting a friend or relative, spend some time checking for signs that they might need help. Often times older adults in an effort to remain independent try to hide things that might cause concern for loved ones. Use the list below to help spot issues that might raise a red flag.

a. Daily housework not being performed
i. Tired
ii. Overwhelmed
iii. Forgetting

b. Mail piling up
i. Overwhelmed with ...

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Medication Management

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They say that the memory is the second thing to go. What’s the first? Well the truth is I can’t remember. Let’s face it, the older we get the harder it is to remember the simple things. Whether it’s where you left your car keys or the name of that actor from a movie you saw last weekend last, it happens to all of us. Usually my mother calls me by my brothers name first then quickly corrects herself and ...

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