Taking medications can be a challenge when we get older. Practical problems like difficulty with opening containers, having trouble swallowing or losing track of what you’ve taken are quite common. If you’re finding it difficult to manage yours, Allied Hands is here to help.
The support we offer is unique to you. It could be as simple as supervising whilst you take your medicine, opening packets, or giving you gentle reminders. Alternatively you may need a bit more practical help, in which case we are fully qualified to safely administer your medication for you.
If you’re a LPA for someone who is at risk of overdosing, we can organise for a medication safe to be installed. As with all our services the support we offer is tailored to each individual we support.
Research shows that as many as 50% of older adults do not take their medication as prescribed. This can be for a variety of reasons – dexterity problems can make containers hard to open, whilst those living with a cognitive condition like dementia may lose track of what they’ve taken, increasing the risk of overdose.
In England, more than 1 in 10 people aged over 65 take at least eight different prescribed medications each week. This increases to nearly 1 in 4 people aged over 85, so of course it’s easy to lose track!
Our medication support service for older adults in Leeds is designed to keep you safe and well in the home you know and love. Our services are inspected by the Care Quality Commission and are recognised for effectively meeting the needs of our clients, enhancing wellbeing and being safe, responsive, caring and well led. With us, you’re always in good hands.
If you’d like more information about our medication support service, you can simply complete our contact form. Or, if you’d prefer an informal chat, just give us a call.