Medical Home Care Professionals have been assisting those in Shasta County for 35+ years with exceptional nursing care. One of the most important services our trained and licensed nurses provide is medication education and management. This is the informing, educating, and administration of prescribed medications from your doctor. Unfortunately, wrongly administered medications are a major cause of ER visits for the elderly. Below we will touch on a few goals our licensed and trained professionals will bring to your home:
Our team is medically trained and licensed by the state to treat your loved ones correctly and safely. Medication management is one of the most important things to get right. From the purpose of the medication, frequency of the medication, and quantity…it can be overwhelming. We’re here to help you understand what was prescribed and why.
Medication side-effects and Purpose:
Taking medication can feel daunting and a bit scary sometimes. Having home care is to monitor the effects of medication is one of the greatest peace of mind you can get when it comes to recovery. We will be there to monitor side effects and administer proper care/adjustments should they occur. Along with monitoring the medication’s effectiveness, we also will track the progress to see how it’s impacting you and educate you on its purpose.
Our team is there to also go over with you the potential risks and warnings when taking your new medication. This is done so you understand what should be done and also what shouldn’t be done when taking medication. We do this to minimize every having negative side effect if possible. These warnings can be things like not drinking alcohol when taking the medication to ensure you have a meal with it, for example. Please don’t hesitate to talk with your home aide or your doctor about any concerns you may have.
Medication education is a vital part of your loved one’s recovery and well-being. There’s nothing like having someone trained with you while your loved one gets back on their feet to be there for any questions or needs you have.
Today, Medical Home Care Professionals are one of the largest locally owned and operated agencies in Shasta County and have clinical teams of nurses, therapists, social service workers, Aides, and caregivers that are dedicated to providing our patients/clients with, respect, dignity, and quality care to guarantee a positive experience while healing at home. Give us a call today to learn more at 530-226-5577.