This month, we at Alliance Home Health Care will be featuring unique insights into some of the articles from our free guide, “Key Concerns on Aging.” The guide is packed with over 35 pages addressing topics in senior care and home health care, as well as staying on top of your health as you age.
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Today’s preview is on preventing medical errors and medication safety:
Medical errors are one of the nation’s leading causes of death, and one of the biggest causes of medical errors are complications with prescriptions.
While prescriptions are vitally important in preventing and curing illnesses, they must be taken properly, prescribed correctly, and monitored for any complications or undesirable effects.
Medical errors often also happen due to the wrong plan in treatments, which is why it is vitally important to always be an active participant in your own health plan, and be proactive about any questions you have for your doctor.
Some other things to consider:
Always keep your health team, or those involved in your health, informed. Don’t assume they are up-to-date on the latest information.
Make a list of all the medications you take and keep it in a safe place for easy editing and reference. Make sure that any doctor you visit has a list of these medications.
Be your biggest supporter! Speak up if you ever have any questions during a medical visit, and never be afraid to ask something when it comes to how you feel about your health, no matter how silly it may seem to you.
Finally, learn as much as you can about your particular condition(s) and try to be informed as possible. This can help improve communications with doctors.
How our Care Advisors can help:
Our Care Advisors know the health care system, and are experienced in understanding the kinds of errors that may occur. Thus, through our years of experience, we have developed a series of systems and tools that can help you manage your health, keep track of your important information, and help stay on top of changes in treatment.
For more information, as always, feel free to give us a call at 317-581-1100.
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As always, this blog is meant for informational purposes and in no way is meant to replace the advice of a doctor.