Medication Management

THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING A PLAN

As loved ones age, various chronic conditions may develop that require prescription medication from multiple providers. This can become challenging when changes are made and the medication list grows. Risk of accidentally missing doses will increase, as well as drug interactions, increase side-effect and doubling doses.

The Solution to reduce the rick of medication errors is professional medication management. Patient Bliss provides Medication Management assistance to clients through it’s top notch nursing team. This service helps seniors to safely remain in their homes and reduce unwanted hospitalizations.

ABOUT OUR SERVICE

Communication, cognitive skills and monitoring changes are some of the major challenges with self-management of medication. Loved ones may have dementia and memory-loss. This can lead to medication mistakes or not taking medication. Or maybe a son or daughter are the primary caregiver for their parent. They arrive late from work and the medication is not given at the proper time.

These situations can lead to behavioral changes or even hospitalization. Hiring Patient Bliss to provide medication management may be the safest and most loving decision you can make.

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Avg. # Pills Taken Daily
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Annual Prescriptions

PROGRAM COSTS

We understand that the decision-making process can be challenging when it comes to the financial aspects of providing care. Of course, everyone wants what is best, but there is still the budget and cost of care. In-home care, like assisted living, is not always covered by Medicare. For instance, in-home care may not be covered by Medicare if it’s 24-hours a day or not part of a doctor-prescribed plan of care.

What is Covered? What is not Covered? Ask Us.

Patient Bliss can help in needs assessment, both in terms of budgeting and care levels. It’s important to know that opting for in-home care can improve quality of life and reduce your healthcare costs in the long run, as it can help prevent the worsening of medical conditions and delay the need for assisted living.

HOW WE HELP

Patient Bliss is trained in Medication Management and can bring the peace of mind needed to help families focus on other important areas of care.

Medication management without professional help can be unsafe and risky.

It may be time to get that peace of mind and allow Patient Bliss to ensure a safe, organized medication environment.

PEACE OF MIND

 

One of our Registered Nurse’s will come to the home weekly, or as needed, to fill a “Pill Reminder Box”.

This ensures your loved one will receive the correct medication dose and time, as the physician prescribed. 

The Registered Nurse will review all the medications with patient and any appropriate (approved) family members.

The Nurse will carefully explain expected actions of the medication and possible side effects.

GREAT ADVICE AND TIPS

How to Talk to a Loved One About Getting Help

Your loved ones may be undergoing a lot of life-changes at the same time. This may cause anxiety and fear which can result in difficult emotions. The way you speak with a loved one about getting help can make all the difference. If you’re sitting down with a parent or other loved one to talk about seeking professional services, you may want to try the following:

Use a Compassionate Approach.

  • Major life change can bring an array of emotions. Be determined to approach the conversation gently to help ease fears or insecurity.
  • Reassure your loved one that you’re in this together. Tell mom or dad that together you’ll find the right caregiver and one that they are compatible with. Ensure them that you will be with them and involved.
  • Remember that this decision will help the whole family. Your loved one will receive the highest level of care, you will be able to focus better on other commitments (work and home) and may save on long-term healthcare costs. Total comfort.

We’re here to help

For immediate assistance, questions and/or information about our medication management services, call us at (215) 780-5475. 

Medication Management Tips

Medication management can be complicated and challenging. Therefore, individuals and families seek assistance from trained medication management professionals. However, if you want to try helping a loved one, such as a parent, to manage his or her medicines, here are a few tips to get you started:

  • Maintain a list of all medications as records for instruction, review.
    • Include doses and dosage times
  • Remember to consider over-the-counter or non-prescribed medications and nutraceuticals such as herbal remedies, vitamins, and minerals. Over-the-counter products may also contribute to side effects and drug interactions.
  • Share this list with your (or your parent’s) primary care physician and pharmacist. Seek recommendations from the them to avoid any potential issues or negative interactions.
  • Pill dispenser or pill reminders are great tools in medication management.
  • Store medications in a cool, dry place.
  • Read instructions and directions that came with the medications.
  • It is important to monitor mood or behavior for changes after a new medication is introduced.
  • Keep a journal to monitor for potential changes and side effects.

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