Help Your Senior Get Organized and Remember to Take Medications

By Clare Absher RN, BSN  

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As a home health nurse, I had the unique privilege of witnessing and partaking in an assortment of tactics employed by seniors and their families to better manage medications. Meticulous organization is fundamental to avoid medication errors. It is imperative to account for the accuracy of medications taken including the dosages, frequencies, and any other apposite factors such as time of day, with or without food, etc. In addition to the meticulous planning of medications, equally as important is finding an approach that will prompt your loved one to remember to take their medications. Moreover, in order to elicit good compliance, it must be a sensible routine that is easy to follow. The key to remember is that what method works for one senior may not work for another. It is common to undergo some trial and error to discover which practice produces the best results for your aging loved one. The following are some successful and practical organizational tips for improving medication management.

7 tips to help your senior remember to take their medications

7 tips to help your senior loved ones organize their medications

Clare Absher RN BSN
 

About the Author

Clare Absher is a Registered Nurse with 40 years of experience. Most of her experience is in home health serving as a caregiver, educator, patient advocate, and liaison between families and community resources. She has also worked in acute care, assisted living, and retirement settings. She is passionate about helping families care for their elderly loved ones at home.



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