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Medications are widely used to treat a slew of conditions and are unfortunately a part of many people's diet. Prescribed meds have been linked to addiction and death and, unlike wine, only gets worse over time. Our in-home senior care in Boca Raton may be the answer for you or your loved one's needs. Check to see if medication management is suitable for you.

How Does Medication Management Help?

We understand that medication is a necessary evil, but one doesn't have to be battled alone. Our staff are educated in Pharmacology and will oversee proper medicine consumption. Here is why this service can be life-changing:

  • ½ of U.S. patients misuse their prescriptions or OTC's (over-the-counter meds)
  • Addiction
  • Adverse side effects
  • Use of ineffective drugs

Close Observations

Close observation of both the patient and the medication can go a long way towards preventing complications and setbacks. With so many people worldwide struggling with taking their medication safely, aides can be very helpful.

Sometimes, a prescribed drug isn't working for you as well as it did for Chris down the street. This is because drugs affect everyone differently. Instead of continued use in vain, we could detect it early and help you to get the correct medicine instead. This not only is safer than taking an ineffective drug, but it will also decrease healing time.

Lastly, addiction is scary. Some people are genetically more likely to experience addictive tendencies than others. Furthermore, scientists believe that genetics can increase addiction likelihood by up to 60%. If an addictive personality trait runs in your family, it is always best to tell your doctor before drugs are prescribed.

Side Effects

For some conditions, the medication your doctor gives you may have more adverse side effects than the condition it's treating. An example of this scenario is the treatment for rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The side effects for achy, sore joints can be:

  • Hair loss
  • Liver problems
  • Lung inflammation
  • Blood clots
  • Tears in stomach
  • High blood pressure
  • And many more

While this isn't the case for all medications, the possibilities are all too real. If you have RA, we strongly caution against medicating without professional supervision. Often, by waiting until your doctor discovers a problem, it is far too little too late. By catching it early on with medication management services, problems can be corrected much sooner.

Accidental Misuse

Along with this, prescription drugs have a long history of adversely mixing with other prescriptions and even OTC's. Even though the doctor walked you or your loved one through proper use, misuse from mixing medication can still happen, and it can be disastrous.

Finally, overdosing is another form of medicine misuse. While too vague to say the mildest effect, the worst-case scenario is quite often death. Underusing and overdosing can both be lethal, which further necessitates the use of professional help.

Looking For the Highest Quality of In-Home Senior Care in Boca Raton?

We have been preventing medication injury and death for over fifty years. Our trained staff take pride in their expert knowledge of Pharmacology and apply it to you safely and as unintrusive as possible. For peace of mind regarding medication, let us assist you today!

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