The holiday season brings joy and celebrations for many but it can also signify a time of disrupted routine – something older people and those living in aged care need to consider when it comes to managing their medication.
Maybe you’re going away with family or you are planning to take an older loved one out of their facility for a couple of days. Whatever antics you may be getting up to over the festive period, it’s important well-being is at the forefront of planning, which includes keeping on top of medications.
Founder and Managing Director at Webstercare, Gerard Stevens AM, emphasised the importance of health during this period.
“Amidst the joyous festivities that characterise the holiday season, it is of utmost importance to remain vigilant and conscientious about safeguarding your health,” he said.
But for those living in residential care, some things need to be arranged before taking a loved one away for a while.
Director and Group Chief Executive Officer of Leecare Group, Doctor Caroline Lee, said having a chat with the clinical Registered Nurse (RN) on-site before making arrangements to take residents out of the facility is very important.
For those living independently, considerations need to be made before jetting off on your own adventure.
These tips can help you maintain peace of mind as well as medication safety so you can spend your holidays how you want to. These strategies can help you forge positive medication safety habits during the holiday seasons but also well into the new year!