People not following their doctors' medication orders contributes to an estimated 125,000 deaths and 10% of hospitalizations per year, along with somewhere between $100 billion and $289 billion in healthcare costs. A lot are like like certain geniuses on my Facebook page.
Family members need to know what to expect when their loved one enters a nursing home: Falls may happen, medications may change, and a private room may not be an option.
Nearly 100 million Americans are not taking medications as prescribed, leading to unnecessary deaths, hospitalizations and nursing home admissions. This is creating an impending care crisis as the population ages, according to a new report from the National Council on Patient Information and Education.
Providers need to explain medication compliance better in order to help seniors avoid missed dosages, a caretaking specialist said in a webinar Tuesday.