One in four people aged 65 and older fall each year. But paying attention to changes in health and mobility can help you reduce the risk of your loved one falling.
The correct technology can help make caregiving more manageable. But with so much available, it can be difficult to know where to begin.
Consider these caregiving technologies your starting point.
Medication management is among the most important tasks for caregivers. Medication errors can easily cause additional health problems, sometimes very serious ones.But there are a few things you can do to stay on top of your loved one’s medication regimen, even during moves between hospital, home and a rehabilitation or nursing facility
Managing multiple medications is difficult, especially for someone struggling with physical or cognitive limitations. If you discover that your loved one needs help, you may end up taking on the important task of medication management. Pharmacists Mojgan Haji and Katherine Loomer have suggestions for how to you can help.
In an ideal world, the communication between your loved one's health care providers would be seamless, but that's not usually how it works out. Most often, the task of coordinating care falls to the patient—and the patient’s caregivers.
There are numerous issues to take into consideration when your loved one needs or wants to change health care providers. As a caregiver, you can help guide your loved one's choice.