4208 97 St NW #101 Edmonton, AB T6E 5Z9, Canada

About Comfort Keepers

Comfort Keepers provides award-winning in-home care for seniors and other adults in need of assistance with daily activities. Our highly trained and dedicated caregivers can help your loved one stay in their home for as long as safely possible—a dream come true for many elders.

Areas Served

Uplifting In-Home Care Services for Seniors & Other Adults Right Where You Need It. Comfort Keepers Edmonton, AB provides in home care services and senior care in the following cities in Edmonton: Edmonton

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Uplifting In-Home Care Services for Seniors & Other Adults Right Where You Need It. Comfort Keepers Edmonton, AB provides in home care services and senior care in the following cities in Edmonton: Edmonton

Medication Safety for Seniors

Senior Medication Management  |  November 9, 2018

Seniors looking at medication bottles | Medication Safety for Seniors | Comfort Keepers Edmonton | BLOG POSR

What Every Edmonton, AB Senior Needs to Know About Medication Safety

Medication Safety for Seniors | Safety in medication management is critical for older adults who want to continue living independently. Older loved ones may depend on their medication to maintain their good health and they must take the correct dosage at the proper time. Incorrectly taking medications may be harmful, or even lethal. So, what can you do to help a loved one?

Medication Safety for Seniors:

  1. Construct and maintain a list of all the medications your loved one is taking. Update it regularly and note the reasons for, or symptoms required, before taking each medication. If you’re not sure of its importance, make a call to their prescribing doctor.
  2. Know the purpose of each prescribed or over-the-counter medication and how it can be expected to treat or manage symptoms. Write down the possible side effects, too. Note any symptoms that had previously been observed before the prescription and any side effects that occurred in the past. When symptoms improve or there are side effects, the treatment plan may need to be re-evaluated.
  3. Keep on the watch for any signs that your aging loved one is becoming overmedicated, especially if he or she has diabetes or high blood pressure. Unfortunately, it’s all too common that older adults receive higher doses than necessary. Don’t hesitate to call for immediate medical help if there’s concern that someone has overdosed on their medication.
  4. Watch for any drug interactions, since so many elderly people are taking multiple prescription medications. You can search online for free drug interaction checkers or call the doctor or pharmacist for advice if you’re not sure about drug safety.

Comfort Keepers® can relieve your medication safety concerns with caregiver services. Our caregivers won’t administer the medication but can offer your loved ones reminders of their correct dosages and times to take them, as well.

Comfort Keepers® in Edmonton Can Help with In-Home Elderly Care!

If you are concerned about the health and well-being of your aging loved ones we can help. Comfort Keepers®’ trained caregivers help provide senior clients with the highest quality of life possible to keep them happy and healthy at home. 

Companionship and Interactive Caregiving™

Our Interactive Caregiving™ provides a system of care that addresses safety, nutrition, mind, body, and activities of daily living (ADLs).

Moreover, our trained caregivers are selected with one specific quality in mind: empathy. Empathetic care is care that starts in the heart, and it allows us to meet our client’s exact needs. 

Learn more about our unique service offering by contacting the Comfort Keepers Edmonton office. If you live in Devon, Edmonton, Sherwood Park, or Stony Plain and surrounding areas, contact Comfort Keepers at 780-465-4665.

Comfort Keepers® Edmonton is an Approved Service Provider for the Client Directed Homecare Invoicing Program Offered by Alberta Health Services. Is Invoicing the Right Option for You?  Read more about the program HERE.

Comfort Keepers Edmonton is here to help you and your loved ones get the best care possible. Awarded the “Accredited with Exemplary Standing” seal by Accreditation Canada. Our Edmonton location has achieved the highest available certification in Canada for Home Care services, clearly demonstrating Comfort Keepers’ commitment to offering safe, high-quality home care to its senior clients in Edmonton.


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