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Administering Medication

Medications can work wonders—they can prevent and control illness, relieve pain and fight infection. However, if they’re taken incorrectly or in the wrong combination, medicines can also cause serious problems. The Visiting Nurse Service of New York can help patients manage their medications, making sure they take the right dose on the right day or at the right time.

Our skilled home health care professionals will:

  • Help you organize your pills and create an easy and effective system for tracking your daily medications
  • Pre-pour or pre-measure medications for you
  • Check to make sure prescriptions are filled and expiration dates are noted
  • Assess the effectiveness of medications and monitor potential side effects
  • Work with your doctor and pharmacist to prevent dangerous drug interactions
  • Develop reminder systems and extra safety precautions
  • Help you plan for travel and other changes to your daily routine

Contact

To learn more about how a VNSNY home health care professional can help you manage your medications, please call us at 1-800-675-0391.