Keeping your senior safe and helping them to avoid a fall might feel like a full-time job sometimes. As their caregiver, you’re focused on all of the different things that could contribute to a nasty fall. One of the biggest risks could be the medications your senior relies on to help them with other health issues.
Talk to Their Doctor and Pharmacist
Make Sure You Understand Their Different Medications
If there’s anything that you don’t completely understand about your senior’s medications, make sure that you ask. Sometimes caregivers worry about sounding overly anxious, but it’s vital for you to know what is going on. There are details about medications that aren’t necessarily common knowledge or easy to understand, so when you ask questions you’re able to drill down to exactly what you need to know.
Multiple Medications Multiply the Side Effects
Log Symptoms and Other Issues You Notice
There’s a lot to manage as a caregiver. Keeping your senior safe and watching for side effects are two tasks that senior care providers can help you with, especially when you have to leave. They can help them to move around safely and let you know what they’re seeing.