Home care in Delray Beach, FL

  • 5300 West Atlantic Ave., Suite 501
  • Delray Beach, FL 33484

Managing Your Medications Safely with Home Health Care

July 14th, 2016

Many of today’s seniors to want to age in the comfort of their own homes. Aside from retaining a level of independence, home represents a safe-haven filled with pets, familiar things and memories.

However, when an older person is required to manage multiple prescription medications on his own, safety is an important consideration. With a variety of dosages to remember, it’s not unusual to forget to take some, take too many of the wrong type, or muddle the doses.
Skilled in-home care provides a level of safety and certainty when managing medications. Registered nurses (RNs) from BrightStar Care in Boca Raton are professionally trained to ensure that home care patients receive the correct medications, with the right dosage, at the right time.

For those who experience stomach upset, it’s important to remember that some medications should be taken with food. A home nurse ensures proper nutrition and hydration throughout the day, especially at dosage time. Additional assistance includes help with personal care tasks, if needed, such as bathing, grooming and dressing.

It might also be a challenge to remember which medications have already been taken – increasing the risk of a potentially dangerous situation if double doses are taken. Skilled nursing care eliminates the guesswork.

BrightStar Care in Boca Raton provides a range of in-home care services, including medical assistance. A registered nurse works closely with your doctor to ensure the utmost in safety at all times.

Topics: Senior Care