As you age, it’s very common to take more than one prescribed medication. A growing medication list can become overwhelming quickly. You not only have to remember when and how much medication to take but it’s also important to keep track of refills, possible drug interactions and more. That’s where your providers step in. EQC home care pharmacists can help you manage your medications safely with our Medication Therapy Management (MTM) program. Keep reading for a few medication management tips that can help you keep track of a growing medication list.
Age Appropriate Dosage
Your body metabolizes medications differently based on your age. It’s important to confirm with your provider that your prescriptions and dosages are age-appropriate. You may be more sensitive to one medication and less sensitive to another so consulting with your doctor and pharmacist is a necessity.
Have all of your medications listed out in one place. One all-encompassing list can help uncomplicate your medication routine. It may also be helpful to bring your medication list with you to doctor’s appointments to make sure your provider is aware of all possible drug interactions.
It’s important to remain consistent with the providers you go to for prescriptions. Trusting one central source with your medications can help minimize and potential issues. Your providers will become familiar with your needs and can more accurately review your medications if they know your entire medical history.
Taking more than one medication can become complicated very quickly. Remembering to take your medication is only the first hurdle. You also need to remember how much to take and when you need to refill each medication.
Read the instructions and warning labels for your medications. Not only will you need this information to properly take your medication but it’s also important to understand the side effects of the medication you’re taking. Report any side effects that your experience to your provider.
Medication Therapy Management (MTM)
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by managing your medications, EQC Home Care’s pharmacists can help. Unlike the traditional pharmacist role of providing narrow consultations based on dispensing medications, our MTM program allows our Pharmacists to provide a full evaluation to address current and potential medical-related issues. A health advocate works with you one-on-one to understand your current health issues and treatment program. Contact us to schedule a consultation for medication management.
Our Medication Services Include:
• Medication Therapy Management
• Disease Management
• In-Home Administration
• Patient Education
• Reminders and Monitoring
Essential Quality Care is committed to putting our clients and their families first. Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak, our team is doing everything we can to prevent spreading the virus. Our procedures are always made to keep our community safe but during this time we’re taking extra precautions to help protect the health of our clients. Contact us to learn more about our in-home care services. We specialize in infant, adult and senior caregiving. Our exceptional team can give your loved ones the care they deserve. With each interaction, we want you to feel like family.
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