April 11, 2011
Keeping seniors safe at home means learning more about the many resources that are available to older adults and their family caregivers. If your mom and dad want to stay at home, make sure they have everything they need to guard against medication mistakes.
Older loved ones should have a reliable way to manage their medicines and a process to get rid of all unused and expired medications. Look for one of the Home Instead Senior Care's Mission MedicineSM events in your area. These events feature drop-off sites to safely throw away all unused medications. Or contact a local pharmacy to learn about other ways to get rid of old prescriptions such as local collection sites.
Here's another safety resource: the Senior Emergency KitSM, an information management toolkit that offers an easy way to log seniors' medications and keep them in one place so you can help older adults manage many medications.
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