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Taking Medications Correctly – What You Need to Know

Everyone knows about the rising costs of health care insurance along with how expensive prescription medication can be. These changes have especially affected senior citizens since they require extensive medical care as they get older. However, many seniors and elderly citizens don’t consider the cost they will have to shell out if they don’t take their medication properly or fail to take it at all.

According to recent medical studies, 125,000 people in the U.S. die every year due to improper dosage of their medications. Americans could be saving billions of dollars which are being spent on trips to the emergency room and repeat visits to health care facilities for this reason. An alarming statistic says that at least 10% of all hospital admissions are a result of improper intake of medicines. If more seniors resorted to assisted living facilities to spend their years of retirement this problem could be drastically minimized. Assisted living facilities have medical staff to ensure seniors and elderly citizens take their medication on time. It leaves the senior worry free since the nurses and medical staff is responsible for giving the proper dosages in a timely manner.

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There are many reasons that people fail to take their medication properly. Forgetting to take medications is one of the biggest reasons seniors can end up in the emergency room. Some seniors can forget they have already taken it and can unintentionally overdose themselves which lead to more serious situations. Skipping a medicine dose may not seem like a big deal to us, but in the case of many seniors, elderly citizens and their complicated health conditions, it can be the difference between life or death. If you have senior loved ones that you are concerned about, it may be the right time to start thinking about placing them in an assisted living facility. Assisted living facilities are ideal for seniors that are starting to have trouble carrying out their day to day routines on their own.

Hundred of senior citizens have found happiness and enjoy the lifestyle after moving to an assisted living facility. Assisted living facilities offer the medical care and recreational amenities seniors find appealing. They feel safe knowing medical staff is nearby to address any emergency or general health concerns. Assisted living facilities customize specific service plans for their residents, so seniors can retain their usual lifestyle and habits as much as possible. This kind of lifestyle leaves the senior stress free and able to focus on thoroughly enjoying the remaining years they have left. Families that have placed their seniors loved ones in assisted living facilities rest easier knowing they are safe and well taken care of. Assisted living facilities in many cases can be an affordable option to hospitals.

800Seniors.com is a leading referral system in the Elderly Healthcare industry. We are located on 5400 Atlantis Court, Moorpark, California 93021. 800Seniors.com provides the perfect match between seniors searching for health care provisions such as Home Care, Home Health, Skilled Nursing, Hospice Care, Medical Supplies, as well as a variety of Assisted Living Philadelphia and Care Homes nationwide. Take the confusion and hassle out of the search. For more information call 1-800-768-8221, visit http://800seniors.com or fax us your details at (805)517-1623.

About The Author: Gloria Ha’o Schneider is an expert in senior citizen and baby boomer issues. Her topics revolve around Senior Living and Healthcare to provide the latest information to this demographic as well as their families and loved ones.

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