Instructions are always provided in prescriptions and medication packaging. But surprisingly, many people still find it hard to adhere to their medication intakes. Is it becoming a trend? Or is it a result of inadequate medical literacy and the lack of home care assistance in California?
If the trend continues, seniors may face the following concerns:
Proper medication management provides comfort to seniors, and non-observance may lead to more health problems instead of healing.
Non-adherence to proper medication results in a significant cost burden on families. It affects the outcome of the medication plan, thus spending more on repeat treatment.
- Worsening conditions
Skipping prescribed drugs is a violation of a planned medication program. It makes therapy ineffective, which causes the worsening of health conditions. And worse, it may even cause mortality.
- Adverse drug effects
Noncompliance with medication programs can cause dangerous side effects. People and their caregivers must carefully review and closely examine the possible adverse effects that may affect the overall health condition of patients.
Opt for medication assistance if you are having issues with compliance.
Thrive Home Care continuously reminds patients to be more cautious and follow their doctor’s instructions to avoid the unwanted effects of not taking medicines properly.