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Why is it Important to Take Medications Correctly?

Author: Debosree Majumder
by Debosree Majumder
Posted: Dec 25, 2021

Taking medications correctly at the right time and in the right way as prescribed by a doctor is very important as it keeps you healthy and fit, but not everyone adhere to the rule of taking medications correctly. They don’t realize that they can face grim consequences in life including death.

Let us have a close look at why it is important to take medications correctly, especially for our beloved seniors:

Many kinds of research indicate that about 50% of patients don’t continue their medications as prescribed; unfortunately, not taking medications properly causes chronic disease treatment failure and deaths to a large number of people.

Up to 23% of hospital admissions may be due to an elderly person’s inability to self-manage his or her prescribed medicines at home because our beloved seniors often forget things due to old age and sometimes they take the wrong medicines during the wrong time. According to Radharani Ghosal, an octogenarian, "I have to take 7 medicines a day; I can’t remember all of them at my age, so often I mess up my daily doses." According to K.Dutta, a well-known doctor in Kolkata, "I find most of my patients stop taking prescribed medicines after they feel better, which is incorrect, especially for senior people who have heart problems or other chronic health conditions like asthma, cancer etc.

People often complain that medications are too expensive so sometimes skipping them is not a big deal. But, indeed it is a big deal if your beloved seniors are taking thyroid, blood sugar, or heart-related medicines like blood thinners. Stopping those medications may harm their health and if the situation worsens they may land up in the ICU of hospitals or nursing homes or even death.

So, the best thing which you can do is to hire a professional caregiver for your beloved seniors from the best elder care service in Kolkata who can monitor the health of your senior loved ones, helping them with their daily medication, keeping a track of their medical appointments and keep you updated about their health.

Additionally, You can find some inexpensive things readily available in market and pharmacies like boxes arranged according to days of the week to store medicines; you can also set a reminder on your senior’s mobile phones to alert them about their medication time and can also take the help of sticky notes which can be stuck on a freezer or a cupboard so that your loved ones don’t miss their daily medications, that helps them to stay healthy.

The article focuses on the importance of taking medications correctly especially for seniors so that they can lead a healthy and long life.

About the Author

Debosree is a professional writer working in the Senior Care Field for quite a long time. She has written many informative blogs and articles on the senior care facilities that are available. He has a great reader base.

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