Medication management is the process of managing the medications a patient is prescribed to make sure that he or she is taking them properly and achieving the envisaged medical and therapeutical outcome. This process is a multi-faceted one. Firstly, it involves medication review to ensure that the prescribed medicine adheres to safety guidelines. Next, patients are to be monitored closely for any adverse side effects which might occur. Subsequently, efforts are to be taken to educate patients on their medication regimen, as well as engage their caregivers concerning that aspect as well.
For the elderly, medication management is especially important. As elderly individuals tend to be on multiple medications to treat or control multiple conditions and diseases, it is often the most important aspect of an elderly patient’s overall treatment plan. For the elderly patient to reap the biggest benefit and experience the best possible clinical outcomes from the medication they are taking, healthcare professionals including, but not limited to nurses, doctors and physiotherapists must work in tandem with each other to ensure proper medication management.
About Our Medication Management Services
At Aston Gardens At The Courtyards, our medication management consists of the below aspects.
We have licensed pharmacists amongst our members of staff at Aston Gardens At The Courtyards. As pharmacists are trained in ensuring that all procedures in the medication management plan follow the necessary guidelines, they are in the best position to provide thorough advice and consultation to patients, their family members, as well as our other healthcare staff such as physicians, nurses, and therapists. For instance, it is generally advised that an elderly patient take as few medications as possible, as multiple medications can interact with each other and produce undesirable side effects, and a pharmacist will be well-placed to make such decisions.
The Beers List is a list of medications compiled by the American Geriatrics Society which lists a list of medications that should not be prescribed for, or if prescribed, must be used with caution by elderly patients. Unfortunately, many physicians usually disregard these recommendations. At Aston Gardens At The Courtyards, we have a strict protocol to check all the medication which our residents are on against the Beers List. Should any anomalies be found, prompt action will be taken to rectify them.
Dedicated Nursing Staff
Elderly folks, especially those suffering from dementia or other memory-related issues, can often forget to take their medication, take them at the wrong time such as on an empty stomach, or even take multiple doses which can be potentially fatal. Thankfully, at Aston Gardens At The Courtyards, we have professional and dedicated nursing staff who will ensure that medications are taken at the right time and at the right dosage. Leave everything to us, you and your loved one do not have to worry about missing or overdosing on medication anymore! To find out more about Aston Gardens At The Courtyards, schedule a tour with us today!
Benefits of Having Medication Management Services in Your Senior Living Community
At Aston Gardens At The Courtyards, we treat medication management extremely seriously. Our medication management program benefits residents enrolled in our Senior Assisted Living and SHINE® Memory Care programs.
When Should You Consider Moving into a Senior Living Community?
Do you feel that you are no longer able to independently manage your own medication, and your family caregiver is not trained to do so? Here, you will be free of all this stress and will be able to live your best life and engage in the activities you love doing without worrying about your health, safety, and security. Our team of professionals will take care of all that for you.
Why Choose Aston Gardens At The Courtyards?
At Aston Gardens At The Courtyards, not only do we have an on-site, 24-hour medical and nursing team to take care of your medical management needs, we also boast world-class amenities and facilities which will improve the physical and mental well-being of all our residents.
To learn more about living in Aston Gardens At The Courtyards, contact us or call us at 813.710.4380 today.