Posted on Aug 22, 2014
Medication Reminders and In Home Assisted Living
Life can get pretty hectic sometimes. If you have been taking care of an elderly loved one through the summer, when life tends to be a bit more relaxing, you may find that the daily grind is making it difficult to regularly visit now that fall is approaching. Most children are back in school; summer vacation is over. If you are also working a full time job, it is understandable that attempting to balance all responsibilities can get tricky. If you are concerned about your elderly loved one and their ability to remember to take their daily medications, there are some tips to keep them on track.
Medication reminders don’t have to be tremendously extravagant to be effective. Something as simple as a sticky-note on the refrigerator to help your loved one remember to take medicine with food can be very helpful. Another helpful tool for medication reminders is a weekly pill box. This pill dispenser helps to keep your loved one on track with remembering if the daily required pills were taken.
Technology can be a very useful tool when it comes to medication reminders. If your loved one is familiar with a smartphone, you can set up a calendar application to chime daily at certain times. If a smartphone is a bit complicated, a simple cell phone is capable of ringing a daily alarm as well. There are also talking alarm clock medication reminders that can be purchased online. A medicine reminder watch might also be a handy, low-key option.
If you find that you want more peace of mind when it comes to your elderly loved one taking their medications on time, but are unable to make the daily visit, in home assisted living might be the answer to your needs. A compassionate and responsible caregiver will be the daily medication reminder and will also be sure that your loved one is also eating a nutritious meal. When life gets hectic, it’s nice to know that your loved one is not alone for long stretches of time. Companionship is an added bonus of in home assisted living.
If you would like to learn more about caring and dependable in home help for the elderly and the many benefits of professional in home senior care or dementia and Alzheimer’s care, call Senior Helpers of Minnetonka to speak to a senior care specialist today 952-392-1999! The compassionate senior care specialists at Senior Helpers can also guide you through the process of receiving the Veterans Administration Aid and Attendance Benefit if your elderly loved one is a veteran. In home senior care and in home assisted living allows your loved one to stay in the comforts of their own home for as long as possible while receiving the level of care they need. Senior Helpers of Minnetonka provides a wide range of services including Alzheimer’s and dementia care, personal assistance, companionship, and so much more to all areas of Bloomington, Minneapolis, Eden Prairie, Saint Paul, Minnetonka, Lakeland, and White Bear Lake, Minnesota.