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Safety Tips for Seniors and Caregivers

gcmcollageWith  in-home care growing in popularity and seniors living longer, it is important to make sure that you and your loved one are aware of the potential dangers in the home so that you can prepare accordingly.

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Critical Medications Questions Related To Current and New Medications:

What is the name of this medication—both the brand name and the generic name?

  • There are many medications on the market that look alike and/or sound alike
  • To ensure the correct medication is being taken
  • Example: Ativan [lorazepam] and Xanax [alprazolam] and Klonopin [clonazepam]

Is a generic (low cost) version of this medication available?

  • A generic version of a brand-name drug is not always available or recommended for everyone
  • Discuss if a generic drug is right for you with your health care provider and/or pharmacist. Read more »

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