Giving confidence to clients with their medications
It is estimated that 250,000 hospital admissions are medication-related each year, but up to two thirds of these are easily avoidable with improved medication management.
With nine million Australians taking a medication every day as part of their normal routine, and not every medication being just a one-a-day pill, medication management can have a bigger impact than you first might think.
Digital solutions, such as reminder messages by call or text message, remotely monitored pill boxes, or systems to check that medications are working together as they should, all make a massive difference in supporting clients to feel confident in managing their health.
Supporting Harold and June
At Silverchain we support many people with a wide range of health conditions, such as Harold who has advancing dementia, and his wife June.
While June keeps their medication in individual, labelled pill cases to track daily dosages, she was feeling stressed about ensuring they were taking their medication at the correct time.
We worked with Harold and June’s GP and pharmacy to review their dosages and were able to reduce the number of pills required each day. We also added additional labels to the pull cases, indicating the times they needed to be take.
Harold and June’s situation is quite common. Often our clients feel overwhelmed with their medication responsibilities, especially when also caring for a loved one.
The difference you can make
Researching what works best to support our clients
Finding the right digital tools to support our clients with management of their medications will be based on client feedback and involvement, ensuring that what is implemented is the best solution.
Reducing the number of hospital admissions
With your support, we can reduce the number of medication mishaps that occur, keeping more people safe, healthy and at home.
Providing peace of mind
Often our clients feel overwhelmed with their medication responsibilities, especially when also caring for a loved one. With extra support they will have improved confidence that their medication is taken safely and in the best manner.