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  1. How to Safely Manage Senior Medications

    At Nightingale Homecare, the top provider of home care in Paradise Valley, we often hear from seniors and their families about the challenges they’re facing with senior medications. As people age, it’s not uncommon for their doctors to prescribe a complicated list of senior medications to manage and prevent health conditions. While these medications may[…] Read More…

  2. Psychotropic Medications: Are They Helping or Harming Seniors?

    Medications that are capable of affecting the mind, emotions and behaviors are called psychotropic medications. These include commonly used pain medications called opioids as well as medications used to treat depression, anxiety, mood disorders, sleep problems, dementia and other mental illnesses. When given to older adults, psychotropic medications are typically intended to improve quality of[…] Read More…

  3. Overcoming Senior Medication Management Missteps

    Prescription medications are meant to help heal us, relieve pain or other problematic symptoms, or manage chronic conditions, but did you know they also account for well over 100,000 deaths and 10% of all hospitalizations each year in older adults? That is, when they’re taken incorrectly – which startlingly, occurs as frequently as 50% of[…] Read More…

  4. Helping Seniors Age Safely at Home Medication Management: Accuracy and Adherence

    Medication Management:  Accuracy and Adherence If your senior loved ones are in the majority when it comes to taking medications, their daily regimen includes at least five different prescriptions – and, half are taking as many as 10 – 19 pills each day, according to the Express Scripts Research & New Solutions Lab. Alarmingly, the[…] Read More…

  5. Is Medication Beneficial for Dementia Patients?

    If you or your loved one is currently receiving Alzheimer’s or dementia care, you’re aware of the controversy around dementia medication. Prescriptions for Alzheimer’s drugs like Donepezil (known by its commercial name, Aricept), Memantine (known as Namenda) and Rivastigmine (commercially, Exelon), are commonly prescribed by doctors and administered by home care agencies and other dementia[…] Read More…