Caregiving for seniors is a full-time job, especially if they have serious medical conditions or require critical care owing to surgeries or disorders. Managing medications for patients, especially those who are under critical care, requires a high level of attention to detail and precision. It can be a challenging task, especially for caregivers of patients that need to take multiple medications at different times of the day.
What is medication management?
Medication management is the process of ensuring that patients take the medication prescribed by their physician at the specified time. This plays a crucial role in the health and well-being of patients. It helps eliminate symptoms, is foundational for the recovery process, and significantly improves the overall quality of life of patients.
The process includes everything from making a list of the prescribed medication to understanding the purpose, dosages, and possible side effects. This requires a lot of patience and efforts by the caregiver, to ensure the medications help improve desired outcomes.
Why is medication management important?
Caregivers play an integral role as medication management is essential to the health, well-being, and recovery of patients.
● Medications when taken as prescribed ensure their effectiveness. Change in timings or missing doses reduces the power of the medicine and the impact it can have on the patient's recovery.
● Errors like taking the wrong medication, changing the dosage or time can have serious consequences on patient health. Hence, ensuring error-free medication management is a must.
● Certain medicines or surgeries can have side effects that require continuous monitoring. Medication management reduces the chances of adverse consequences due to side effects.
Proper medication management is indispensable as it reduces the risk of errors or side effects that can severely impact the patient, enables patients to make a speedy recovery, and lead a better life.
Critical care and medication management
Patients under critical care require undivided attention and accurate medication management as their well-being and recovery are entirely dependent on it. However, it may not always be possible for family members who are the patient’s caregivers to always be by their side. This is where certified critical care and Care at Home services from trusted partners like Antara have proven to be extremely beneficial. Critical care services at home are a great option for families that require a helping hand and patients who need that extra care to make a faster recovery and improve their overall quality of life.
Patients can have home critical care, nursing care, and physiotherapy delivered in the comfort of their homes, performed by a trained patient caregiver. Patient Caregivers are specially trained to assist the daily needs of loved ones by offering personalized care and attention.
Antara’s team of highly trained professionals work with the patient’s clinician and co-develop a treatment plan that includes medication management. The caregivers are trained and background verified, guaranteeing best-in-class caregiving with clinical competence at par
with hospital standards. From monitoring the patient for any side effects or risks to ensuring medicines are stored right and patients stick to their medication routine, the caregivers are reliable and can assist patients with their daily needs.
Comprehensive solutions delivered by a certified team of caregivers that follow all clinical protocols, Antara offers a holistic platform exclusively crafted for top-notch senior care.
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