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Home Care Tips for Managing Medications and Medical Equipment

As we age, managing our medications and medical equipment can become more challenging. Whether we are dealing with a chronic illness, disability, or recovering from a surgery, it’s important to have a plan in place to ensure that we are taking our medications properly and using our medical equipment safely. In this blog post, we’ll discuss some tips and strategies for managing medications and medical equipment at home, with a focus on Alvita Care and home care services.

1. Create a Medication Schedule:

One of the most effective ways to manage medications is to create a medication schedule. This schedule should include the name of the medication, the dosage, and the time of day it should be taken. This will help ensure that you are taking your medications as prescribed and can help prevent missed doses or accidental overdoses. Alvita Care offers Medication Management services that can assist with creating a schedule and pre-pouring the medication.

2. Use a Medication Reminder System:

If you have trouble remembering to take your medications, consider using a medication reminder system. This can include setting an alarm on your phone, using a pillbox with compartments for each day of the week, or using a medication management app. Our Home Health Aides are all trained in medication reminders and can also assist with making sure your medications are taken at the correct time.

3. Understand Medical Equipment:

If you are using medical equipment at home, it’s important to understand how to use it properly. This may include reading the instruction manual, watching a tutorial video, or getting training from a healthcare provider. Make sure you understand the purpose of the equipment, how to operate it safely, and what to do if something goes wrong. Alvita Care does offer training provided by a Registered Nurse to make sure you understand how to use the equipment and can supervise you using the device to confirm you are using it properly.


4. Keep Medical Equipment Clean:

Regularly cleaning your medical equipment can help prevent infections and other complications. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning and disinfecting your equipment, and make sure to use the appropriate cleaning solutions. All of our staff are trained and capable of making sure all of your equipment is clean and ready to be used whenever you need them.


5. Get Help from a Home Care Provider:

If managing medications or medical equipment becomes too challenging, consider getting help from a home care provider like Alvita Care. Home care providers can assist with medication management, medical equipment setup and maintenance, and can provide additional support for seniors and their families.


Managing medications and medical equipment can be challenging, but with the right strategies and support, it’s possible to stay safe and healthy at home. By creating a medication schedule, using a reminder system, keeping medications organized, understanding medical equipment, keeping it clean, and getting help from a home care provider like Alvita Care, seniors and their families can manage their healthcare needs with confidence. If you have any questions or would like to inquire about our services please feel free to contact us!

Please also watch the below video for more information on medication management from one of our Care Managers Serena!

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