3 Steps to Drug Safety

1. Be prepared. Make a list of prescription drug, nonprescription drugs, and any supplements such as vitamins, minerals, or herbs that you and your family members are taking. Keep a copy in your wallet, and  update it regularly. 2. Have regular medication reviews.  At least once a year, have your general practitioner or primary doctor [...]

By |2012-04-23T15:38:30+00:00April 23rd, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Medication Mix-Ups a Leading Cause of Preventable Hospital Visits for Seniors

According to government estimates, each year in the United States more than 125,000 people die from a failure to properly take their medications, adding approximately $100 billion in preventable additional hospitalization, emergency room, and repeat physician visit costs to the health care system. At least 10% of all hospital admissions are a result of this [...]

By |2012-04-23T15:35:12+00:00April 23rd, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

When Life Does the Unexpected by Gail Shaw

     We never know what life holds for us.  One day we are living life to the fullest; then the unexpected happens.  We can find ourselves with health issues that cause us to struggle to maintain our way of life and independence.  It’s then we are faced with how to care for ourselves on a short [...]

By |2012-04-05T14:08:09+00:00April 5th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments