MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION

MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION

As we age, it’s not unusual to develop new aches and pains that require medication to treat. Some of the most common age-related problems treated with medication include glaucoma, water retention, high blood pressure, irregular heart rhythms, high cholesterol, gastroesophageal reflux disease, enlarged prostate, tremors, and cognitive decline. In addition, many doctors prescribe multiple different vitamins and supplements to assist with a variety of different indications and boost the body’s ability to fight infection.

While each medication serves an important purpose, keeping complex medication schedules with multiple drugs, doses, dosing times, routes, and instructions straight can be challenging even for the most spry. With the added challenges that come with age – such as cognitive decline, forgetfulness, and loss of motor function – medication administration becomes much more complex.

Clear Diamond Care home care nurses will assist in overcoming these challenges by administrating the medication on time and ensuring patient’s wellbeing and prevention of undue medication administration errors.