How to Manage Mom's and Dad's Medications

Medications can be real lifesavers when taken in the proper doses and at the proper times. This is especially true for prescription medications meant to treat specific symptoms for specific individuals. However, they can turn on you if you take them in the wrong doses, at the wrong times, or don’t take them at all. This is a danger for older adults who may be taking multiple medications and may have memory issues.

If you find yourself or a loved one in a situation where medication schedules are confusing, it’s time to look into some products and services that can keep you on track. The keys to success are organization and reminders. Once you know what needs to be taken when and in what dose, the next step is to make sure you are reminded about those requirements.

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Bristol House's Coronavirus Protection Policies

coronavirus graphic web featurePlease be assured that Bristol House is taking the coronavirus threat very seriously. For the protection of our patients, staff, and the public, we have adapted the recommended health authority policies that you can read about here: Warning for Visitors | Long Term Care Facility (LTCF) Visitation Guidance. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us. 

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released information that individuals with who are older and/or have severe chronic medical conditions — such as heart, lung or kidney disease — appear to be at higher risk for more serious COVID-19 illness. They are advising this higher risk population to take heightened precautions: stay home, limit close contact (6 feet, 2 meters) in public places, and avoid crowds. When going to public places, people in this risk category should distance themselves from others who are sick, limit close contact with others, and wash their hands frequently. With all of this being said we are asking that NOBODY visits their loved ones until further notice. We are taking these safety measures to prevent any possible exposure to your loved ones. We appreciate your patience and cooperation at this time. We will keep everyone updated via email, so please keep checking your email for any updates. Please feel free to contact me at (267)-615-3779.

The mission of Bristol House Memory Care is to provide excellent care to residents and offer peace-of-mind to family members. Our vision is to be the memory care community of choice for families affected with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. In the spirit of open communication, we work together with families to create a culture at Bristol House Memory Care based on respect and dignity for all individuals. Our expertise in advanced care practices and commitment to ongoing training ensures that we will provide unsurpassed quality of care.

Our April Newsletter, Fresh as Spring Rain

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Spring is officially here, and the April newsletter is officially here. Learn about Easter customs, Earth Day, Panama Hats, Philipp Griebel, and puny ponies! Click here to be showered with good news!

 

Read Our March 2020 Newsletter

March winds have blown in the latest Bristol House newsletter! The March Newsletter brings you the latest news, coming events and important information from Bristol House Memory Care. Take a few minutes right now and catch up on what's new. You can read it here: https://www.illustratus.com/viewer/viewer.cfm?ng=D4E2854C-A972-A097-C4F1-76520715183B&rk=em.

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