As we age, it can become difficult to keep up with all of the different tasks that are involved in day-to-day life. This becomes increasingly true for seniors with health conditions that require constant monitoring and management. For many senior citizens, the clinical support that is offered at assisted living facilities can make a huge difference in their ability to live a comfortable and healthy life. Clinical support includes a wide range of services that support the delivery of medical care.
Here are three ways that the clinical support offered at assisted living facilities can improve a resident’s quality of life.
- Medications are administered as needed, so you never forget them. Taking medications at the right time and in the right order is essential, but it can be difficult to remember when to take what medicine and in what dose. This is especially true if you have multiple medications, as many seniors do. Clinical support staff can ensure that you take the correct medications at the proper time, helping you avoid the health risks that come with skipping or doubling up on doses.
- Medical conditions are carefully monitored and managed. Conditions such as high blood pressure or diabetes require consistent monitoring and management, so they do not worsen and cause further health problems. Staff can also monitor residents’ weight to ensure they are getting proper nutrition and help them follow any dietary changes recommended by their physician.
- Transportation to and from appointments is provided. For many seniors, the process of getting to and from medical appointments can be extremely difficult. Clinical support often includes transportation to and from doctor’s offices or other specialist appointments. Staff may also be able to accompany the patient during the visits to help ensure that everything is communicated affectively.