Medication management is a crucial part of the overall treatment plan for the elderly. Having to administer multiple medications at different times of the day to treat various physiological conditions can get confusing; we understand how challenging this is for some seniors. It’s both difficult and important to get right.
At Gary and Mary West PACE, we make managing your medication simple, effective and easy to adhere to. For PACE members, prescriptions and over-the-counter medications are provided by our dedicated primary caregiver — a facility covered under your PACE health plan.
Why Medication Management and Adherence is Important
The CDC reports that up to 50% of prescribed medications are taken incorrectly, particularly in regards to timing, dosage, frequency and duration.
Mistakes in medication can be fatal for seniors in particular, whose health may rely on taking the correct medications at the correct time. That’s why, it is paramount to keep a track of their monthly medication cycle, whether they’ve adhered to it or not, making sure to organize and check all the doses properly.
PACE Offers the Best In Home Medication Management For Seniors in San Diego
The program of all inclusive health care takes a thorough approach towards medication. During the PACE initial evaluation, participants are assessed for their ability to manage their medication before designing a personalized plan for them.
We make sure that the right medicines are ordered and delivered to the participant’s home either in vials or prepackaged sets for specific times during a day for the week.
Members who can independently manage their medication might not require a lot of help, while others might need reminders from a home health aid, nurses to administer the medication, or even access an automatic medication dispenser. In some cases, a nurse can also arrange a weekly pre-pour for some participants who need it.
- Prescriptions will be delivered to the individual’s home in easy to follow packaging at no additional cost.
- The GMWP primary care team and physician will monitor all medicines, working with the pharmacist to make any changes throughout the program.
- In addition to medications being covered at no additional cost to participants, durable medical equipment (walker, wheelchair, bedside commode etc.) and supplies will be coordinated and delivered as needed to remain safe and independent.
Need More Information? We’re Here to Help
Our team at Gary and Mary West PACE, San Diego is always here to help you and to give you more information. If there’s anything you want to know about managing medication, feel free to call or or visit us to discuss your options and eligibility.