Article from Caregiver Connection, by: Emily Pfender | June 22, 2018
5 Tips For Medication Management
Medication management is an important skill for both patients and caregivers. Many of you might not know that medication management or adherence to your medication has a fancy name called Pharmacokinetics. This word isn’t meant to intimidate you, but to stress the importance of understanding your medication and using best healthcare practices.
Medication adherence and management are particularly important for elderly folks and their caregivers. According to the World Health Organization, adherence occurs when an individual’s behavior matches the healthcare goals suggested by a healthcare professional. This can include taking medication, following a diet, and/or following a new exercise regime.
Research in the Journal of Clinical Nursing and the Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing both agree that poor adherence and medication management occurs most frequently in seniors. Both sources also both found that adherence to medication is more complex for seniors because they have multiple disorders or conditions that need attention and medication.
Due to more complex illness, seniors struggle more than other groups to take their medication daily. If you want to see the best results and ensure best healthcare practices, take a look at these medication management tips. Continue Reading Full Article…