What is medication management and who should consider it?
Medication management is the monitoring of medications being taken by confirming directions are being followed and making sure that dangerous drug interactions are avoided. The main reason individuals take medication is to improve their quality of life.
However, if you are not feeling well or taking multiple medications, remembering to take the right medications at the right times can be difficult. If medications aren't taken properly, quality of life does not improve, and in many cases, it declines. This is where medication management comes in; taking the appropriate medication on time and routinely is extremely important and necessary.
Medication management service is designed to help individuals manage their medications so they take them on time, all the time, and avoid the dangers of incorrect medication administration.
Did you know...
🗣Each year in the United States, adverse drug events – harm resulting from medication use – cause more than one million visits to hospital emergency departments.
🗣It is estimated that on average, 50% of patients in the U.S. do not take their medications correctly. Nearly 33% never fill their first prescription at all.
🗣Approximately 70% of Americans are on at least one prescription drug with seniors making up more than 40% of those prescriptions.
Medication management service is designed to help individuals manage their medications so they take them on time, all the time, and avoid the dangers of incorrect medication administration. For some people, simply using an over-the-counter reminder device is sufficient in making sure they take their medications as prescribed, but for others, more advanced, consistent reminders and help is necessary.
In many assisted living settings, residents receive medication management services from trained licensed and unlicensed staff to ensure all prescriptions are filled on time and all medications are taken correctly on a daily basis.
Why is it important to have medication management?
Medication management consists of monitoring your medication regimen to guarantee that you are taking the correct dosage of medication at the prescribed times.
It also used to protect you from harmful drug interactions and dangerous side-effects. If you take multiple medications for various chronic illnesses, injuries, psychological disorders, and/or diseases, it is important that you effectively manage your medication intake.
Here at Diversified Community Services, CDC we offer a variety of services including medication management. As mental health professionals, we understand the importance of balancing your health during treatment. This service is open to community members of ages 13+ that do not have a primary care physician.
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