An article in the Toronto Star offers some valuable advice for caregivers on managing medications.
Elderly couples can often mix up their medications, have memory issues, poor eyesight or unknowingly take medications that have adverse interactions.
If you have ever refilled a prescription, you likely know that reading labels is challenging at the best of times, even if you have good eyesight.
How do you ensure your loved ones aren’t at risk of mixing medications?
- Make sure you have a consistent relationship with one pharmacy
- Caregivers and patients should have an up-to-date list of medications on them at all times in case of emergency
- Use automatic dispensers or pill boxes
- Use of naturopathic substances should be accounted for in case there is an interaction
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