The Medication Mismanagement Problem

January 21, 2015

The CaregiverStress Blog discussed the alarming problem of Senior's medication mismanagement.

"The statistics on medication mismanagement are scary. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are nearly 700,000 emergency department visits for adverse drug events in U.S. for adults aged 65 years or older.  Up to 23% of nursing home admissions are due to the senior’s inability to manage their prescriptions on their own. And another startling statistic: 58% of all seniors make an error of some kind when taking their medication. Of those seniors, 26% of the errors are potentially serious."

Their post also includes a caregiver's real story highlighting the danger of medication mismanagement. 

Live Oak has a number of Medication and Routine Management systems available in our Caregiving Aids Section.

We offer the full line of MedReady Medication Management systems

For further Medication Management resources, visit Live Oak's medication management resources




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