ElderCarelink Blog

Did you take your pill? Medication concerns and older adults

by Kathryn Kilpatrick, M.A. CCC/SLP
July 28th, 2011 at 9:09 am

Dealing with aging and health issues of elders and loved ones can be difficult. From discussions about taking away the car keys to bringing in additional help, having the elder live with a family member to mom or dad moving into an assisted living facility, these conversations are fraught with emotion and challenges. Yet, before these major conversations take place, another issue should be resolved: ensuring the elder is properly taking his or her medication.

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Medication issues for seniors

by Judy Kirkwood
June 13th, 2011 at 2:44 pm

I was always amazed at how well my sister kept track of mom’s medications. It is not only a time consuming task to keep them all organized and on target regarding time of day and how long before or after eating, but it falls on the caregiver to also keep track of why a certain medication has been prescribed, and to try to keep a lid on medication costs if there is a generic alternative.

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Medication Administration Eldercare Alert

by Isabel Fawcett, SPHR
November 29th, 2010 at 2:01 pm

Prescription medications seem to have a life of their own in eldercare. How could something so simple and straightforwardly administered be so devious and illusive to caregiver police like me? I have a few clues and cues, courtesy of my mother’s sense of humor.

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