How does Lakewood manage medication for residents with dementia and Alzheimer’s?
Your loved one’s provider is responsible for ordering your loved one’s medications while Lakewood memory care staff is responsible for medication administration and management. What this means is that your loved one might be on no medications at all or several medications depending on his or her overall health and well-being as determined by his or her primary care physician.
Memory care staff will administer the medications as ordered, monitor for side effects and efficacy, and reach out to your loved one’s primary care doctor if they feel any medication is not achieving the desired result.
To learn more about medication for dementia or Alzheimer’s and how it is managed at Lakewood Assisted Living & Memory Care Contact us for more information.