Medication management involves overseeing the handling and distribution of medications which are prescribed by a doctor. This ensures that the patient is taking them as directed so the desired therapeutic outcome can be achieved. Our staff in Aston Gardens At Pelican Pointe is trained to review medication, educate patients and ensure that their drug is being taken on schedule and in the correct dosages.
About Our Medication Management
Our medication management program is designed to lower costs while improving the care of patients. We work closely with pharmacists to ensure that every procedure conforms to best practices as well as federal and state laws.
Benefits of Having Medication Management in Your Senior Living Community
Those that become residents of Aston Gardens At Pelican Pointe will have access to a pharmacist that can work with them during the day as well as after hours. Studies show that limiting pharmacist availability acts as an impediment to keeping patients engaged, so having a pharmacist on-site to talk with them makes it easier for them to stick to our program.
We also educate members regarding the most frequent mistakes which are made involving medication and help them avoid them. Aging retirees who live alone have been known to accidentally take too much medication, or they confuse one with another, which can lead to a variety of adverse side effects including overdose. This is especially true for those who are suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. By becoming a member of our community, residents will avoid these issues since they will be monitored by a team who will ensure that their medicine is always being taken in the proper manner.
When Should You Consider Moving into a Senior Living Community?
Our retirement community is highly recommended due to its adherence to the Beer’s list, which was established via the American Geriatrics Society to identify medications that should either be avoided or cautiously used when administered to patients in the 65+ age group. Despite this data being well known to the medical community, some doctors still continue to prescribe Beer’s list medications to their patients. Our philosophy with regard to members is to only take the medications which are necessary, as taking too many increases the likelihood of side effects.
Why Choose Aston Gardens At Pelican Pointe?
Retirees all over the country choose Aston Gardens At Pelican Pointe due to our lavish dwellings, amenities, 24-hour personal assistance, concierge services, and fine dining. However, when it comes to medication management, many prefer our team because we avoid “prescription cascade” where medicinal side effects are confused with the symptoms for another condition.
This results in an undesirable situation where the provider writes additional prescriptions for side effects instead of discontinuing existing medication, which can lead to serious reactions from patients. Our staff is trained to watch for this and avoid it so that patients are always protected.
To learn more about living in Aston Gardens At Pelican Pointe, contact us or call us at 941.584.3170 today.