Special attention is needed to manage blood pressure and medication

Try: #the Care recipient (cr) and caregiver visit health care provider and ask about the medication being prescribed and the targeted blood pressure reading #get prescription filled and become an ally with the pharmacist # thoroughly review the info sheet that comes with the medication #monitor the cr’s blood pressure use a cuff at home in the doctor’s office or at local stores offering free blood pressure readings #make sure the medicine is taken at the same time every day #mark doctor appointments lab tests appointments and blood pressure checks on the calendar #record blood pressure readings report any symptoms of chest pain headache or vision trouble to the doctor immediately write blood pressure readings and test results on the calendar for easy reference #tell the health care provider and the pharmacist about all the medications the cr is taking so drug interactions can be checked also let them know about over-the-counter medication and herbal supplements being taken #in the cr’s wallet or purse keep a list of all medications he or she takes

Materials: Prescription from health care provider pharmacy information sheet for medication pill box watch calendar list of all medications and supplements

Categories: Medical Physical, Mobility, Mobile, Needs Some Assistance, Needs Much Assistance, Immobile, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision

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*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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