Article by Dailycaring.com

“Taking multiple medications is a way of life for most older adults. And taking it correctly is essential for treating health conditions and managing symptoms.

Studies show that 87% of seniors take one prescription drug, 36% take 5 or more, and 38% use over-the-counter medications. That’s why medication management for seniors is such an important topic.

Putting a simple system in place and taking care of the basics helps seniors avoid common medication mistakes like taking the wrong drug, missing doses, or taking more than prescribed.

We share 10 important steps to take when helping your older adult safely manage their medications and include some helpful tools.”

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