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Medication Tracker for Seniors

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You arrive at Dad’s house for the first time in a month and immediately notice three new bottles of pills on his nightstand.

“What’s up, Dad?” You gesture to the bottles. Your father pauses, pondering your question for a moment.

“During my last appointments, doctors changed up my medicines. Your mom couldn’t come with me this time around. I think she wrote this all down somewhere, but I’m not sure where.”

Different doctors prescribing multiple medications can be confusing for seniors and their family caregivers. That confusion could lead to dangerous drug interactions for older adults. That’s why medication trackers are such a great resource for family caregivers and seniors.

A medication tracker that you can present to any doctor or dentist during an appointment helps give the medical professional a clear picture of a senior’s overall health and the medications and supplements that have been prescribed by others.

When you keep track of your loved one’s medicines, it helps prevent accidents. Download and share the medication tracker with doctors and dentists to help keep an older adult safer and medical professionals as well as family caregivers well-informed.

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Last revised: October 8, 2016

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  1. January 14, 2017 at 10:54 am | Posted by Dick Moss

    Would like additional material.

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    • January 17, 2017 at 2:01 pm | Posted by Home Instead

      Hi there, you may find additional material about safely dealing with medications within the Let's Talk About Rx section of this site: https://www.caregiverstress.com/senior-safety/lets-talk-about-rx/. Additionally, you may be interested in the Senior Emergency Kit worksheets and checklists: https://www.caregiverstress.com/senior-safety/health-information-management/senior-emergency-kit/worksheets-checklists/. Hope that helps!

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