PRESCRIPTION FOR MEDICATION COMPLIANCE: TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR
What is the name of each medication? (Make sure to get the proper spelling, as many medications can have very similar sounding names and spellings.)
Why should it be taken or what is it for?
How often should it be taken and for how long?
What foods or other medications should be avoided while taking this medication?
Should this medication be taken with meals?
What should be done if a dose is missed?
What are common side effects?
Taking medications the right way is extremely important (and sometimes critical) in ensuring patients regain their health, stay healthy and reduce possible hospital re-admissions due to medication errors (taking the wrong dose or wrong medication). Getting answers to these important questions will help you and your loved ones have a better understanding of the prescriptions, what they are for and how to properly take them. To get further information on how in-home care can help you or your loved ones safely and effectively manage medication schedules, contact us online or give us a call at 208-777-0308 if you’re calling from the Post Falls, Coeur d’Alene or Hayden areas; 208-263-7889 in the Sandpoint, Bonners Ferry or Priest River areas; or 208-784-1505 if your calling from the Kellogg, Pinehurst or Wallace areas. We have caring and trained caregivers throughout northern Idaho ready to help you or your loved ones with this challenging issue.