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How to Help Your Senior Manage Medications

This video series discusses senior medication challenges and offers tips on how to help your senior loved one organize and manage their medication.

Because of the volume of medicines and supplements they maybe taking, many seniors find that they have problems keeping their medication regiment straight. They may take too much, too little, take it at the wrong time of day or not at all. What all this means for family caregivers is that they have to be extra diligent about helping their senior loved ones manage their medications.

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Simple Meds by Home Instead for Senior Medication Management

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How to Help Your Senior Manage Medication (Video 1 of 3)

This video series discusses senior medication challenges and offers tips on how to help your senior loved one organize and manage their medication.

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Senior Medication Challenges: How to Help Your Senior Manage Medication (Video 2 of 3)

Senior medication challenges include mistaking medications, side effects, drug interactions, high cost, insurance problems, and pharmacy confusion.

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Useful Tips for Managing Medication: How to Help Your Senior Manage Medication (Video 3 of 3)

Useful ways you can help your senior loved one get organized and avoid drug interactions and confusion about dosing.

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Multiple Medications Increase Risks for Seniors

Keeping track of prescription medications could be a confusing and potentially dangerous task for many seniors. Resources such as the Senior Emergency Kit can help family caregivers stay on top of their loved one’s medications.

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Hearing Loss Adds to Caregiver Stress

Hearing-impaired seniors can put themselves in danger of getting inappropriate medical care at the doctor’s office. If your parent is in such a predicament, that can create more stress for you. Enlist the help of a friend or Home Instead CAREGiverSM if you can’t be there with Mom or Dad.

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