It isn’t unusual for aging retirees to take multiple forms of medication on a daily basis, and there have been cases where mix-ups occurred. Research indicates that as many as eighty-seven percent of retirees use at least one prescription drug, while thirty-six percent are taking five medications or more. However, combining the wrong medicine is a mistake that can prove to be fatal.
About Our Medication Management
Those who become residents of the Country Club At Woodland Hills will have access to a medication management program that will ensure not only that they are taking their medicine on schedule, but are taking it in the proper order. The system we utilize is simple and easy to understand, and will prevent retirees from:
- Combining the wrong medication
- Missing or getting the wrong dosage
- Taking the incorrect medication
- Using more medicine than prescribed
Our staff works closely with each resident to develop a program that is specifically tailored to their individual need, and we monitor them daily to ensure that their medication schedule is being followed.
Benefits of Having Medication Management in Your Senior Living Community
Community residents will have access to a wide range of medication management services, which include the following.
Centralized Storage Location
All medication is contained within a central location. We believe in centralized medication storage, which reduces the likelihood of a retiree losing track of their vitamins, over-the-counter drugs, and supplements.
Proper Storage Condition
Generally speaking, medicine should always be stored in a location that is dry and cool. Contrary to popular belief, medicine should not be stored in a bathroom cabinet due to the presence of heat and moisture, and there are some medications that must be refrigerated. We also ensure that residents keep their medications in a place that is not accessible by pets or children.
Updated Medication List
Maintaining a medication list that is regularly updated is extremely important, as it reduces the likelihood of a negative medicine reaction. The list should contain info regarding the dosage for each drug, how often it’s used, the names, the doctor who prescribed it, the purpose of use, and whether it is designed to be used for the short or long term.
By following these procedures, we eliminate the incidence of both overdose and negative reactions that can occur when the medicine is consumed incorrectly.
When Should You Consider Moving into a Senior Living Community?
Our retirement community is highly recommended for aging retirees who are suffering from the effects of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Both ailments are notorious for disrupting the memory and cognitive function of those who suffer from it, making it harder for them to remember important details such as medication schedule or how much dosage they should take.
Why Choose Country Club At Woodland Hills?
By joining the Country Club At Woodland Hills, residents will have access to staff members that can help them safely manage their medication schedules. This combined with the other amenities we offer, such as spacious cottages, a beauty salon, fitness center, gourmet dining, and transportation services makes us the region’s number one retirement community.
To learn more about living in Country Club At Woodland Hills, contact us or call us at 844.578.0228 today.