Did you know that…
…over 80 percent of Americans over age 57 years of age take at least one prescription pill per day?
… 1 in 25 senior adults may experience a serious health issue involving a major drug interaction?
…approximately 50 percent of our senior mix prescription medications with over-the-counter supplements?
…as the holistic approach to healthcare continues to gain a stronghold, more non-medical supplements are being consumed by seniors? This mix of prescription medications and non-medical supplements can have serious consequences, if directions are not followed closely.
Additionally, seniors may have difficulty managing their daily medication by:
1. Taking too much of a dose.
2. Not taking enough of a dose.
3. Taking their daily dose at the wrong time of day.
4. Not taking their medication at all.
Daily meds can be confusing and the risks of mis-managing medications can be alarming. Please join us in viewing our three-part video series, “How to Help Your Senior Manage Medications” for helpful pointers in assisting your senior parent or other loved one in maintaining a healthful balance with medication monitoring tips.
Do you have experience with a loved one having a health issue with improper drug interactions? If so, please share your experience with our readers.
We hope this was helpful. If you have any questions or if you know of a senior that could benefit from our vast array of home care services in Houston, please call us at 832 379-4700 or email us. We accept most long term care insurance as payment and have a full time staff supervising more than 100 quality-trained home care personnel covering the Houston, Texas area.