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Medication Management News Release for Ulster & Dutchess County


The Real Drug Problem: Forgetting To Take Them!

Kingston, NY – March 12, 2007 – Proper medication management is the foundation of good health for chronic illnesses or a sore throat. Yet 50% of people do not take prescribed medications as ordered by their physicians.

The Office of US Inspector General reports that 10% of hospitalizations and 23% of nursing home admissions could be prevented if medications were taken as prescribed.

Home Health Care and Companion Agency, Inc., a provider of home care services to Ulster and Dutchess County residents for 28 years offers a solution, “AM/PM Medication Management Service”.

AM/PM Medication Management Service, fulfilled by the agency’s Home Care Nurses, provide weekly home visits to set out medications for the week, check on the therapeutic effects and side effects of the medication, reorder medications as needed and contact physicians and pharmacists to maximize the healthful effects of medications.

Agency nurses help people using this service to establish a regular routine of medication administration, check for medication interactions and offer counsel regarding medications effects, uses and side effects.

Did you take your pills today? Why not? Don’t like the way you feel? Don’t know if they work. Ran out?

AM/PM Medication Management Service offers a weekly nurse consultant to help find the right medications to manage your health, establish a routine of regular administration and eliminate common causes of not taking medications properly.

Nurse Consultants provide an up-to-date list of medications so that you and all of your physicians can see exactly what medications you take and how you take them.

As we live longer, we all want to live better, more fulfilling lives. The AM/PM Medication Management Service was designed to help people stay healthy, feel well and enjoy longer healthier lives.

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William Boone
Home Health Care & Companion Agency, Inc.
366 Albany Avenue, Kingston, N.Y. 12401
Ulster (845)331-1966  Dutchess (845)454-3778

Home Health Tips

Medication Misuse A Real Threat To Seniors

Fact: According to the Archives of Internal Medicine, approximately 28% of all hospital admissions for those over 65 are caused by medication non-compliance.

Fact: Nearly one half of the 2 billion dispensed prescriptions each year are not taken correctly... leading to serious health issues.

As you can see, misuse of medication by the elderly is a real problem.

And, it's now a leading cause of accidental death in seniors. 125,000 people die every year — twice the number of people killed in car accidents.

Sad, but true.

How To Protect Your Loved One

Unfortunately, most of us are not equipped to safeguard against the many hazards of medication non-compliance by a loved one.

After all, you have many other responsibilities in your life. It's not easy.

But, armed with the right information and resources, you can ensure your loved one is safe and sound. more »

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