For people taking a large number of medications, or older people who may live alone or have limited access to a carer or support person, this can be a challenge.
However, your pharmacists at Eden Rise Pharmacy can help ensure you or a loved one is maintaining a medication regimen by packing the regular medications into a special dosing device called a Dose Administration Aid (DAA).
DAAs organise doses of tablets and capsules according to when they should be taken and are well-sealed, tamper-evident devices. They make it easy to know when to take the medication, whether you have taken it and also help to ensure the medications are taken in the correct prescribed doses.
Medication-related hospital admissions remain a significant problem in Australia. It is estimated that about 190,000 people are admitted to hospital each year in Australia as a result of medications-related problems. Medication-related hospital admissions have been estimated to comprise 2 per cent to 3 per cent of all Australian hospital admissions, with rising estimates of prevalence when sub-populations are studied. For example, 12 per cent of all medical admissions and 20 per cent to 30 per cent of all admissions in the population aged 65 years and over are estimated to be medication-related. Read More >