One of senior clients’ families main concerns is that they take the medications properly. Not taking the prescribed medications or forgetting when they are supposed to be taken is potentially very dangerous, so we make it our priority to select and refer a reliable caregiver who will assist your elderly family member.
Caregiving providers ABW works with will make sure your loved one’s medication is properly dispensed. They will help your loved one to remember their medication. This also involves making sure that they take the right amount and at the right times.
One of our main objectives is to make our clients feel safe and protected. Taking their medications properly is vital to their health and it is important for them to know someone is taking care of that diligently. Due to old age and often accompanying forgetfulness and dementia, the elderly are at a risk of forgetting to take important medicines prescribed by their doctor or they might take the wrong dosage, which may result in side-effects that can range from mildly unpleasant to severe. That is why caregivers play an important role in assisting your loved one with taking medications.
Bearing in mind that most medications are to be taken daily, some even several times a day, a caregiver is often asked to accompany a senior to trips out of town, so that they can make sure all the medications have been packed and taken regularly. Some medications involve special dietary requirements, so the caregiver will make sure meal preparation is in accordance with the requirements. Your elderly loved one should be as mobile as they wish to be, without fear their health will be jeopardized.
The following are a few of the medication services that the caregivers provide:
- Monitor your loved one’s medicine and make sure that it is taken on time and in the right dosage.
- Put the proper dosage of medicine in your loved one’s daily medicine container.
- Keep a medicine log of what was taken, when and the dosage.
- The laws of California state that caregivers in Los Angeles are not permitted to give medicine that is linked to suppositories, IV therapy, force-feeding and injections. Only a licensed nurse can provide these types of services. If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.