Seniors and Medications

Caregivers are often the first line of defense in protecting the elderly and infirm – especially when it comes to making sure medications are obtained and taken properly. Senior citizens are the fast-growing sector of the population, and age often leads to the need for many medications to treat many conditions and chronic diseases. Each of these medications, if taken too often, too seldom, or in the wrong combination may have serious negative outcomes. About 100,000 individuals over the age of 65 are taken to emergency rooms across the country annually because of adverse events to the drugs they […]