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
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
Falls Leading Cause of Decline In Seniors
At our agency we hear it all the time from concerned
“My Dad fell again, but he refuses to
accept any help...”
Learn why accepting “no” from a parent
who has fallen one or more times is a high risk situation. more