Many older adults find the number and type of medications can become a bit overwhelming. However, it can help to have someone available to help make sure your loved one is still receiving the medicine that they need when they need them. If you’re seeking an assisted living or memory care location for a parent or loved one, that help may come from a medical management service. Not all communities offer this service. At Wickshire Senior Living Norman, we work closely with you and your loved one to ensure they get the best care available. To learn more, please reach out to Wickshire Senior Living Norman at 405.360.4755.
What Is Medication Management?
A medication management program is a service we provide to those living onsite in our assisted living or hospice centers. In this program, one of our licensed nurses oversees the medication administration. That ensures that a person who is taking medications gets them on time and receives the proper dosage. It also helps ensures your loved one is taking the medicines properly, which may help to improve a better therapeutic outcome. Using a medication management service like this can help in many ways:
- It may reduce the number of times your loved one takes medications late or missed.
- Dosages are accurate, which is especially important if they change often.
- Support is available if there are side effects or complications to taking the medications
- Proper medication management may enable better long-term outcomes
- Should doctors change medications, those treatments can be updated right away
What does that mean in day-to-day practice? In most cases, a nurse or aide will provide your loved one with their medications when you need to take them. The nurse ensures they are taking the proper dosage at the right time based on what the physician’s requirements are. It also means that our team manages updates from a doctor right away.
Your loved one doesn’t have to plan their medications, get refills, or handle the process of changing their dosage when directed to do so by their doctor. All of that ensures the best outcome.
Who Can Benefit from Medication Management?
Many seniors may benefit the most from medication management services. This service can also be beneficial in situations where a person may be unable to remember to take medications or when there are so many that remembering what to take becomes difficult. Keep in mind that your loved one is still responsible for communicating medication updates to their nursing team. Yet, this is often done for them, so there’s less risk of mistakes, complications, or miscommunications.
Comprehensive Care and Services You Need
When your loved one lives in our community, they’ll always have a compassionate, dedicated professional willing to work with them. They will also gain insight into the wide range of resources we use to improve their quality of life and health.
Some of the programs we offer include:
- Fall prevention and detection services
- Recreational programs
- Educational programs
- Arts and craft programs
- Dining services and meals
- Transportation services
With a licensed clinical nurse on hand, we can manage any of your loved one’s medication questions or concerns right away. They’ll also have access to new medications if their doctor approves them. The good news is they’ll always have a trusted professional to talk to about anything that’s happening to them, whether they don’t feel well or need more help with pain or side effects.
Call Wickshire Senior Living Norman Today
Medication management is one of the services our team offers at Wickshire Senior Living Norman. If your loved one is looking for a warm, compassionate location to call home, we encourage you to learn more about the services we offer. Reach out to us today by calling 405.360.4755 or connect with us online today.