One of the most important services that we offer at Haven Home Health is medication management. Medication management involves helping our patients make sure that they are taking the right medicine at the right time and in the right way. Our home health nurses typically do this by partnering with our patients’ doctors.
Our nurses will talk with their patient’s doctor and discuss the reason for the medication, as well as its dosage, frequency, and side effects. Often, they will also come up with a schedule to monitor the effectiveness of the patient’s medications. The goal is to make sure that our patients’ medicine is always doing as much for them as it can.
We also try to prevent improper uses of medicine. Taking medicine, even over the counter medicine, at the wrong time or the wrong dosage can impact a person’s health. It can increase the risk of a patient becoming confused or falling. A patient might also feel negative side effects if they take medication improperly. It can even result in a readmission to the hospital or a nursing home. Medication management helps our patients avoid all of this.
Another part of medication management is education. It’s important to us that our patients understand why they are taking the medicine they are taking. Nurses will also take time to make sure their patient understands what side effects they may experience.
Above all, our nurses work to ensure that their patients are getting the most out of their medications and they understand why they are prescribed those medications. Having a home health nurse to help with medication management can ensure that you or your loved one gets the best possible outcome from medication. Nurses can advocate for their patients and keep track of what is working and what is not. Medication is just one part of treatment and healing. We can help make sure it is as effective as possible.
If you or your loved one could use home health care, take a look at the services we offer. We would love to help you make the most of every day.