Posted: April 3, 2023
Whether you are settling into your sixties and seventies, or are someone who is caring for older loved ones, medication management is of utmost importance for aging adults. Despite our efforts to prevent it, our bodies change as we age which means that the way that medicine works in our bodies changes over time too.
Further, as noted in an FDA article that shares medication management tips, “medicines may need to be adjusted or changed later in life, even if they have worked very well in the past.” In addition to the changing nature of our bodies and the reactions of various medications, it’s common to acquire more prescriptions and medical needs as we age, which only adds more responsibility for you or your loved ones to keep track of.
Aside from just the medications themselves, there are many things to consider when it comes to effective and efficient medication management.
These considerations include but are not limited to:
Since that list of considerations may be overwhelming, especially in addition to concerns of daily life, the team at Rhythms Home Care has introduced a new program. This service offering, Partnering for Your Success with Registered Nurse oversight, is designed to take on the mission of making medication more manageable for community members and their caregivers.
Rhythms Home Care is pleased to offer a new service, Partnering for Your Success with Registered Nurse oversight to help with the core functions related to medication management.
The service includes:
In addition, other medical services include RN and CNA supervision, special diet and eating assistance, exercise support, catheter care, vital sign monitoring, and more. Plus, the team at Rhythms Home Care knows that providing quality senior home care goes beyond just medical services.
The new Partnering for Your Success program consists of support with the following non-medical services and home support:
Research shows that 87% of seniors take at least one prescription medication, 36% take five or more medications, and 38% use various over-the-counter medications. Taking these medications correctly is essential for healthy aging and overall symptom management. Therefore, putting a comprehensive system in place such as this new offering that takes care of the basics helps seniors avoid common mistakes in medication management.
This program accepts private pay, long-term care insurance and Medicaid HCBS/IHSS to make it accessible to any community member interested. There is also a discount offered when setting up 8 hours or more of home care services per week with various care plans to allow all residents to receive the amount of support via a plan most beneficial to them.
To learn more about this service, Partnering for Your Success at Rhythms Home Care, contact us at 303-757-2300 or at rhythmshomecare.com.