The amount of drugs that many seniors have to take can be overwhelming. Here are some tips to help with managing their medications.
Although they only represent about 15% of the U.S. population, older Americans take one-third of all prescription and OTC medications each year. Common medication management issues the elderly face include accidental overdoses, drug interactions, forgetting to take their meds as prescribed, and having expired medications on hand. As a result, many seniors are hospitalized each year for medication-related emergencies.