Tallahassee, FL, June 16, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Leading in home care specialists Hopewell Home Health Care are promoting medication management services to their clients and those within the home care community. The company is committed to ensuring that all home care patients receive the best quality home care available and have begun educating its patients on its medication management measures that may prevent a serious injury, hospitalization or worse.
Proper medication management among seniors and those within the in home care community is imperative. It is thought that 40% of seniors cannot read prescription labels properly and 76% do not have a complete understanding of the information given to them by medical professionals. Consequences of the improper use of prescription medications can be dire, and that’s why in home care experts Hopewell Home Healthcare are employing strategies that can greatly reduce the chances of problems developing with medication mismanagement.
One of these strategies employed by Hopewell are weekly nurse visits to fill pill boxes. "Chances of missed medications or taking too much medications are greatly reduced if the nurse sets up a patients pill box," says Brian Moran, RN and Director of Marketing for Hopewell. The company also works with seniors to re-order their medications before they run out. Once prescriptions have been filled, the staff at Hopewell Health Care can pick up their medications at their pharmacy and keep seniors from ever running out. The nurse also monitors their patients for signs of adverse side effects, as well as signs that a medication is not being taken as it was prescribed. If the nurse notices any changes in the patient's condition, they will notify the patient’s family members and/or doctor so that the situation can be treated promptly.
Hopewell Health Care is an organization that is dedicated to assisting seniors to 'age in place.' This mission is highlighted by the company’s seniors’ education services, through which experienced nurses will work with patients to explain to them the rationale for taking their medication in order to ensure future compliance and further develop the relationship between health care professional and patient.
Hopewell Health Care continues to be a leading provider of front line home health care solutions. Families who wish to learn more about the company’s medication management strategies are asked to contact the organization directly or visit www.hopewellcare.com.