We provide a variety of reminder and telephone reassurance services to foster independent living for seniors for as long as possible. Many of our senior clients experience minor or serious medical conditions, which makes taking medications challenging. This can be due to prescribed timing and method of administration, but either way we can help. Although our caregivers cannot directly administer medications, they can help overcome this challenge while care taking in the home. Advantage caregivers assist with scheduled reminders, side effect reporting to family and medical professionals, and medication organizers.
Caregivers and Medication
All Advantage Home Care caregivers training includes a comprehensive overview of frequently prescribed, and over-the-counter, medications for common conditions experienced by seniors. This includes, but is not limited to Alzheimer’s and dementia, anemia, anxiety, arthritis, asthma, diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension, heart disease, kidney disease, liver disease, and Parkinson’s disease. In some cases, our clients suffer from several of these disorders, requiring careful monitoring of multiple medications.
Our caregivers are sensitive to the potential dangers of medication mismanagement, especially in situations with clients requiring multiple medications. Advantage caregivers are trained to record specific medication administration times in the daily logs contained in the care plan binder that remains in the home. Medical professionals can use this information to monitor the impact of multiple medications.
Reminders and Reassurance for Seniors
Our caregivers can also help with other types of reminders that provide much needed reassurance to both the client and their families, including:
• Appointment reminders
• Medication reminders
• Birthday and anniversary reminders
• Religious reading and reminders
• Telephone reassurance for socialization
• Telephone reassurance to monitor safety
Thank you so much for all you’ve done for our family and our mom. I know you have listened to a lot of my siblings and heard different stories from each. You have a gift of hearing everyone and we appreciate it. That gift of yours to be able to sit in your seat and do what you do is the exact thing we needed. And thank you for all you and your staff did for my mom.