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Convincing Seniors to Take Their Medication

Convincing Seniors to Take Their Medication

If you provide Home Care Service in Texas, you may have experienced some days when your patient doesn’t want to take their medication. This is quite common, especially with seniors who have Alzheimer’s and Dementia, because they may get confused and think that you’re giving them poison. Yes, it sounds ridiculous, but it really does happen!

Even seasoned caregivers in our Home Care Agency in San Marcos, Texas face this struggle from time to time. We want to make sure that you can provide your patient with quality non-medical care. So here are a few ways you can convince stubborn seniors to take their medicine:

  • Focus on the critical medications.
    Trying to get your seniors to drink their vitamins or supplements that weren’t recommended by their doctor will be a waste of time. Instead, focus on making sure they get the right dosage for their medication for the day.
  • Have a trusted professional explain the importance.
    Sometimes your senior doesn’t think the consequences of not drinking their medication to be serious. If this happens, have their doctor explain why it important and what will happen if they don’t take them.
  • Try compounding services.
    If your senior complains that it’s too sour or too bitter, maybe your local compounding pharmacy can lend you a hand.

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