Medications are often required for an older adult’s care. Medication, when managed appropriately, can be a successful treatment for many conditions. Pain relievers, for example, can help an arthritis sufferer button his shirt or a lady feed herself. The benefits of medications, however, are accompanied by potential hazards such as interactions, adverse drug reactions, toxicity, and other unpleasant situations. If you have a loved one in assisted care, you understand how critical medication management is in preserving dignity and independence. On the other hand, there are serious consequences if drugs are not taken as directed.
About Our Medication Management
Medication management is surely one of many families’ top concerns. You want to be sure that your loved one is getting the right medication in the right doses at the right time. One way we ensure this is by logging each drug delivery. We use an electronic health record system to aid automate medicine administration and reduce human mistakes. We also use a packaging method, which aids in dose organization and instruction clarity, making it easier for assisted living personnel to handle and administer medicine.
Benefits of Having Medication Management in Your Senior Living Community
Medication management entails assessing each patient’s medications, including supplements, prescriptions, and over-the-counter medicines, to find out whether they are really the appropriate course of treatment for the patient and will work the best, when combined with other treatments and medications, in achieving defined goals or addressing underlying medical conditions. If it is found that a certain medicine is ineffective, it is replaced. The ability of a patient to administer medication by themselves is also taken into account.
When Should You Consider Moving into a Senior Living Community?
Are you thinking about how you should spend your retirement years? More older adults are enjoying the active lifestyle they can get in senior living communities.
Loneliness can set in as we age, particularly after a divorce or the loss of a companion. Sadness, moodiness, and weight gain or loss are signs of social isolation and signal that a change is required. Many people are drawn to senior living communities because they want to meet new people and form new relationships.
It gets increasingly difficult to care for your home as you become older. If you’re tired of balancing household chores and home maintenance, it’s time to downsize sooner rather than later. Many older individuals just do not need as much space as they previously did. You may also be able to save money by downsizing. Residents in a senior living community can live independently for as long as they are physically able, or they can transition to different levels of care gradually.
Why Choose Rittenhouse Village At Valparaiso?
At Rittenhouse Village At Valparaiso, our service and care standards are our top priority. Our residents may relax in their comfortable apartment homes, participate in a full calendar of activities and events, and enjoy a range of amenities while we handle the day-to-day chores.
To learn more about living in Rittenhouse Village At Valparaiso, contact us today.