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 Services: Med Reminder and MedReady

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We recently linked to a site that talked about new products in the field of medication management, which got us thinking that we haven’t spent very much time in this blog talking about the actual uses of our two medication management services. So let’s look at them.

 

We have two services: Med Reminder Medication Management and the MedReady. Each dispenser can hold up to 28 doses. The big difference between the two is information available and communication.

 

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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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Fall Prevention is NOT a Balancing Act – How Staying Healthy Prevents Falls

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We recently talked a little bit about making home a little safer for seniors. Making sure your loved ones are navigating an obstacle course at home every day can go a long way towards preventing a bad fall, but overall health and strength are really important, too.

The older we get, the more we have a tendency to just take it easy when we have some down time – I know I do! But sitting around, or being fearful of ...

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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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Increased Security

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No, we haven’t started offering body guard detail, but we are increasing security here at Alert Response. We are excited to now offer vital signs monitoring in addition to emergency response and medication management.
Vital signs monitoring increases security and independence for individuals with a wide range of illnesses by allowing them to communicate daily with their doctors and health care providers while remaining in the comfort of their own home.
Vital signs are monitored ...

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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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