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Home Care: Medication Safety in Older Adults

7 Questions to Ask when a doctor prescribes a new medication.
Medication Safety should be a top concern among seniors and their families. Partners in Senior Care provides medication reminders to seniors who receive in home care from a Partners in Senior Care caregiver. It's important that medication is taken as prescribed.

Here are some facts, so we understand how very important this is for everyone, especially the senior population.

67% of Americans over 50 years of age take an average of 4 prescription drugs daily—that’s an average! So, many are taking greater than 4 prescription drugs daily. Many of these prescription drugs are taken are taken more than once a day.

Older American use many OTC medications: low dose aspirin, vitamins, and calcium. Just to name a few!

Obviously, the more pills one takes, the greater the margin of error.
We have provided several resources to assist seniors and their families. Here is a powerpoint and link to a webinar on medication safety.

In this webinar on medication safety, Trisha Menoni, RN, BSN, refers to the following handouts:

Keep these handy when speaking with your doctor about your loved ones care. And if you know a senior who could benefit from a caregiver providing them with medication reminders throughout the day, call Partners in Senior Care for a free in-home consultation at 847-548-1330.

Lunch and Learn Webinar for the Working Caregiver: Medication Safety

Medication Safety for Seniors
Join us for our lunch and learn webinar series for the working caregiver.

“Medication Safety”

Did you know that 55% of seniors take medication incorrectly? Join Trisha Menoni, from Partners in Senior Care as she discusses Medication Safety in Older Adults.

Take home tool: 7 Questions to Ask When Your Doctor Prescribes a New Medication.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 • 12PM -12:30PM CST

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/896351869

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (571) 317-3112

Access Code: 896-351-869

Lunch and Learn Webinar for the Working Caregiver: “Having the talk - Assisting seniors and their families in accepting additional services.”

Having the Talk Webinar

“Having the talk - Assisting seniors and their families in accepting additional services.”
Sometimes the biggest challenge is convincing a loved one to accept help at home. Join Trisha Menoni from Partners in Senior Care as she discusses how to turn resistance into acceptance with compassion and care.
Join at http://bit.ly/CaregiverWebinar

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 • 12PM -12:30PM

Next webinar, December 14, 2016
“Medication Safety”

Lunch and Learn Webinar: Today!

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Hope you can join us today - Wednesday October 19th, 2016 at Noon CST for our Lunch and Learn Webinar Series for those who may be caring for a loved one or parent.
Today's topic is: “My mom isn’t this way when she is home!: Is it dementia, delirium or denial?”
A hospitalization or infection can change everything. What is dementia and what is normal aging?  Trisha Menoni from Partners in Senior Care will provide insight to help you determine if it’s dementia, delirium or if you may be in denial.

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Download our handouts here.

Health & Resource Fair at DesPlaines Frisbie Senior Center

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Visit me at the DesPlaines Frisbie Senior Center for their annual Annual Health, Housing and Resource Fair October 12, 2016.

I love to attend senior fairs. It's such a highlight of my position here at Partners in Senior Care. I love to talk about how home care can help seniors remain as independent as possible for as long as possible at home. Everyone wants to age at home. Partners in Senior Care can help, after all, it’s our family taking care of your family. Sometimes seniors believe that if they rely on a caregiver for assistance, they will lose their independence. Nothing can be further from the truth. A caregiver can help prevent the crisis that may send a senior to the hospital or emergency room.

Look for my resource table. I will have lots of information on hand to help seniors make informed decisions about home care. Assistance with dressing, meal preparation, medication reminders or just caring companionship – as few as four hours a day - will help seniors stay healthy and engaged at home. We can even help when a senior has been discharged home after surgery. Read More...