ComForcare home care services assist elderly clients by helping them safely and appropriately manage their prescription medications.
Home care services are very conscious of the dangers posed by the misuse of prescription medications and encourage clients and their families to understand the risks and responsibilities involved with using prescription drugs. ComForcare home care providers work to help seniors manage their medications responsibly and safely as they help increase the awareness of medication abuse in an effort to save and improve lives.
According to the LA Times, the number of yearly deaths due to prescription misuse now exceeds the number of deaths due to traffic accidents. Moreover, within the U.S., over 35,000 people die each year as a result of prescription medication abuse.
“Seniors take more medications than other age group, benefit the most from them and have more risk to their health if they do not take them properly,” shares ComForcare President, Mark Armstrong.
The Many Forms of Medication Abuse
Prescription overdose is not the only form of medication abuse among seniors. ComForcare Home Care is working to inform clients and the senior community of the risks of over-dosing, missing doses, and under-dosing on prescription medications. The home care service is also taking extra measures to provide services like medication reminders to help clients responsibly manage their prescriptions so they can enjoy a healthier and safer future.
“Home care providers at ComForcare focus on helping each client maintain the proper dosing and timing requirements for their specific medication profile,” says Armstrong.
Overcoming the Challenges
There are many challenges for seniors taking prescription medications including: vision problems, hearing problems, and cognitive difficulties that can make it harder to read label instructions, hear and understand pharmacist explanations, or remember instructions. These lead to misunderstandings of dosing requirements which can have serious side effects.
Home care service providers from ComForcare help clients by ensuring initial prescriptions are filled, measuring out proper doses, and reminding clients to take them at the right time. Home care providers can also provide transportation for seniors to get to and from the pharmacy or drug store as needed. Elderly care providers can also help clients by organizing medications and alerting seniors when prescriptions or over the counter medicines are expiring or need to be refilled.
“Our primary goal is to educate our clients and assist them with their medication profile so they can have a happy, healthy, independent lifestyle for years to come,” says Armstrong.
About Home Care Services from ComForcare
ComForcare is a premier provider of private-duty, non-medical home care services to people of all ages, with offices located nationwide. Each office employs experienced, compassionate caregivers who make life easier for those coping with a chronic medical condition, recovering from an illness or injury, or dealing with the challenges of aging – in the comfort of their own home. ComForcare offers home care services including personal care, homemaking, transportation, companionship and family respite services to improve the quality of life and level of independence for every individual and family receiving its services. Each ComForcare office is independently owned and operated.
ComForcare Home Care
2510 Telegraph Road, Suite 100
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302