Protect Seniors from Fraud
If you're confused about the many medications Mom and Dad are taking, join the crowd. On average seniors ages 85 and older take 34 prescriptions, including refills, per year, according to the ASCP.
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.
After 35 years as a pharmacist, Rob Albers was familiar with many of the medication risks that older adults face, from overdosing to improper medication use. But he wasn't prepared to see a medication mistake result in an accident that left his own father, John, paralyzed from the waist down.
If you don't have a medical background, you can feel overwhelmed about how to keep your seniors safe at home, especially if they are taking many medications.
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