Navigation Links
Boomers Play an Active Role with Parent's Medication Decisions
Date:11/11/2008

According to a new survey from Caring.com, baby boomers caring for an aging parent are playing an active role when it comes to decisions about their parents' medications.

San Mateo, Calif. (PRWEB) November 11, 2008 -- According to a new survey from Caring.com, baby boomers caring for an aging parent are playing an active role when it comes to decisions about their parents' medications.

The new survey was conducted among visitors to Caring.com in September 2008 and among respondents, found three quarters of boomers had some or a great deal of influence regarding the types of medications or other treatments taken by the person for whom they were caring. And, while nearly 70 percent talked about medications with their doctor or medical provider, over half (or 55 percent) researched medication options online.

"My mother is very aware of the medications she is taking and what they are for. She knows their names, the correct dosage, sticks to the routine and doesn't deviate from the medication that is prescribed to her. However, she isn't aware of what new medications may be available, or how insurance coverage changes may force her to choose an alternate medication," says Gloria Sigue, a San Francisco boomer currently caring for her 97 year old mother. "Despite the confidence she has in her doctor, she relies on me ask questions and do the research so we can make the decision on what is best for her, together."

Recording and managing prescriptions is a primary concern for adults caring for an aging parent. Caring.com has resources and information available to help manage your parents' medications and recommends the following tips to ensuring medication safety:

  • Keep an accurate list of medications,
  • Make note of when they should be taken, and
  • Put safeguards into place to make sure they are taking the medication exactly as prescribed.
###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2008/11/prweb1600502.htm


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2008 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Forget the Old Stereotypes - New Survey Reveals that Baby Boomers Are Feeling More Young and Active than Ever!
2. Actress and Author Mariel Hemingway Guides Boomers on How to Make Their Third Age a Healthy Age
3. Major U.S. Healthcare Providers Use MindFit Software to Help Boomers and Seniors Build Memory, Attention Focus and More
4. New Survey Finds One in Four Baby Boomers Erroneously Believe They Have Coverage for Long-Term Care Expenses
5. The Widener University Elder Pennsylvanian Survey Finds Pennsylvanias Baby Boomers Anticipate Working Longer, Retiring Later to Help Offset Looming Health Care Costs
6. Boomers: Feeling Young or Fooling Themselves?
7. Hey Boomers, Heres to Your Health!
8. Baby Boomers Confused About Medicare, According to Recent NAIC Survey
9. Diamonds Retirement Study Finds Companies Ill-Prepared to Meet Baby Boomers Health and Wealth Needs
10. New Study: Aging Baby Boomers Could Overwhelm U.S. Health Care System by 2017, Unless Decisive Action Is Taken
11. New Harris Survey Finds That Most Baby Boomers Underestimate Disability Risk
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/12/2016)... Miami, FL (PRWEB) , ... February 12, 2016 ... ... Workspace as a Service (WaaS), today announced the integration of Clarity Intelligence Platform ... itopia’s channel partners to offer real-time business intelligence (BI) to their small and ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... ... Vail knee specialist Robert LaPrade, MD, PhD was named one of ... of physicians establishing, leading and partnering with ambulatory surgery centers across the United States. ... also known as an ASC, is a modern health care facility focused on providing ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... February 12, 2016 , ... For Coast Dental dentist Everet Lake, DDS, the ... assistant Terrell Moore shortly before 7 a.m. to volunteer at Friday’s Dentistry from the ... time and skills to help hundreds of uninsured and underinsured people receive much-needed dental ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... February 12, 2016 , ... Homeowners ... exterior design possibilities. CertainTeed, North America’s leading brand of building products, has improved ... offerings showcased in the mobile version of the ColorView® Exterior Style and Color ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... February 12, 2016 , ... ... growth in the field of long term care. With that, says Patrick Loughney, ... healthcare professionals in administrative roles in long term care environments. His company, which ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/12/2016)... 2016 (Kanadische ... http://www.sedar.com ) und der Website ... --> http://www.sedar.com ) und ... abrufbar.    --> Telesta ... Konzernabschluss des zweiten Quartals und die ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... HOUSTON , Feb. 12, 2016  Memorial Hermann ... center Dwight Howard to bring a one-of-a-kind ... Hospital . Using cutting-edge technologies such as 360-degree video ... kids both virtually, then literally – giving the patients ... – and it was all caught on video ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... INDIANAPOLIS , Feb. 12, 2016  Eli Lilly and ... High Court decided the Alimta® (pemetrexed disodium) vitamin regimen patent ... in the UK, France , ... instructions to dilute the product only with dextrose solution.  ... of 2015, the UK Court of Appeal held that Lilly,s ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: