In Home Nurse in Mount Laurel

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Posted: 3/31/2022 2:00 PM by Interim HealthCare

Our Tips for Safely Managing Medications

Managing a wide range of medications can be a challenging task. However, it's critical in order to prevent missed doses and health problems. In addition, if taken in the wrong doses, there could be a dangerous drug reaction or complication. It's where Interim HealthCare of Mount Laurel can help with tips from our in home nurses.

If your loved one is struggling with managing medications on their own, here are some steps you can take:

  • Create a schedule and set reminders. Forgetting to take pills can cause problems for your loved one's health and make them more vulnerable to illness. So set an alarm and create a schedule that will help them take their medications at the correct time. On the schedule, be sure to write down the dose and any instructions, such as if the medication is supposed to be taken with food.
  • Pre-sort pills. When a loved one has multiple medications to take each day, it's easiest to pre-sort them in a pill organizer. This enables them to take the pills they need each day without confusion or forgetting one. 
  • Talk to their physician. Make sure you know all the medications your loved one is taking and write down any questions for their doctor. At their next appointment, check to make sure each prescription is still necessary and discuss any questions or concerns. 
  • Fill prescriptions in one place. This makes it easy to catch potential interactions and also form a relationship with the pharmacist. You can turn to them for questions and education on the medications your loved one is taking, even over-the-counter ones.

Ready for Help from an In Home Nurse in Mount Laurel?

While you are a part of your loved one's care team, managing medications and other health care needs can be a challenge. Our team understands, and we're here to help. We offer in home nurses and home health aides throughout the Mount Laurel area that can assist in a range of ways, including with medication management solutions and medication reminders. We'll ensure your loved one's needs are met where they are most comfortable, living independently at home. 

We can provide home health and personal care for your loved living in:

  • Mount Laurel
  • Moorestown
  • Chesterfield
  • Medford
  • Or another nearby area

Looking for an in home nurse in Mount Laurel, NJ? Call our team today at (856) 405-3901 for a no-obligation, in-home consultation.