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Medication Plan Should Balance Independence and Safety

It can be easy to want to micromanage a loved one's medication regimen. But consider how the senior may feel if he considers himself perfectly capable of managing things on his own.

Medication Tracker

When you keep track of your loved one's medicines, it helps prevent accidents. Show this list to doctors and dentists so they can watch out for interactions and side effects.

How Family Caregivers Can Help

As a family caregiver, you can help your loved one avoid the potential pitfalls of adverse medication reactions.

Executive Summaries

Research conducted by Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care® network, indicates that as the number of prescription medications a senior age 70+ takes increases, so do that senior’s potential medication management challenges and potential health risks.

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The Rx Talk

It's time to talk to your parents about prescription drugs.

Rx Risks and Solutions Guide

To help start the conversation with older loved ones about their medications or to assess potential medication risks, learn what potential medication risks an older adult could be facing, what possible solutions may be available and where you can go for more information.

Tips to Help Avoid Medication Mistakes (Canada)

Medication management uncertainty could put seniors at higher risk for a medical issue or emergency due to incorrect dosage or adverse medication interactions.

Free Conversation Starters Resource

Receive a free “Let’s Talk About Rx” resource that can help you talk with your loved ones about medication issues.

10 Signs Medications Could be to Blame for a Senior's Health Issues (Canada)

Is it the pills or something else? When it comes to the issues of aging, it could be difficult for your senior loved one who is taking a number of medications to know for sure what might be causing problems.

10 Signs Medications Could be to Blame for a Senior's Health Issues

Is it the pills or something else? When it comes to the issues of aging, it could be difficult for your senior loved one who is taking a number of medications to know for sure what might be causing problems.

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