Planning Ahead for Medication Mismanagement
If your loved one can no longer advocate for themselves, you will need to be their eyes and ears.
Try faxing questions to your loved one’s doctor prior to an appointment to ensure all your questions are answered.
Maintain open communication with your loved one’s pharmacist.
If a family member is having a difficult time swallowing, ask the pharmacist if the medicine is available in liquid.
If your loved one takes medications multiple times during the day, you may need to call and remind them or take notes.
Observe your family member for any potential side effects.
Your loved one may become confused when taking multiple pills—stay with them to make sure they swallow pills.