How to Motivate Your Seniors to Take their Medication
Are you having a difficult time convincing your senior loved one to take their prescriptions again? As a provider of home health care in Malvern, Pennsylvania, we understand the constant struggle.
However, remember that medication adherence and compliance are key to their recovery and making sure they can live their everyday life optimally. So, while it may be tempting to give in and skip a dosage, think about other ways to motivate them to take their medication.
Here are some ways we suggest and use ourselves at Well’s Home Health Services as a provider of health services in Pennsylvania.
- Make sure your senior loved one understands the consequences of skipping their medication or not taking it correctly. In doing so, make sure to aim to always educate and practice compassion.
- Involve your senior loved one in their medication routine instead of just handing them the pills they have to take. Let them plan their own regimen while you guide them with the non-negotiables such as their dosage, their type of prescription, their schedule, among others.
- Know how to counter your senior loved one’s ‘compliance landmines’ or their reactions to this sudden disruption in their routine. For instance, if they have a hard time swallowing capsules but have been prescribed capsules, you need to find out how you can resolve this first to ensure any taking of medication will be smooth.
Need help? We offer medication reminders services, as well as skilled nursing care as part of our home health services in Delaware County.