Second, healthcare providers should work closely with the individual and their caregivers – if applicable – to develop an effective plan for taking medications that is tailored to each person’s unique needs. It could be as simple or complex as breaking down the doses throughout the day or using reminders via phones and tablets. Written instructions about how to take medications can also help.
In order to evaluate the effectiveness of the medication, it is important that the healthcare provider conducts regular follow-ups with patients. This allows them to determine if the person takes their prescribed medications and to address any concerns they may have. There should be regular medication reviews to make sure that prescriptions are still appropriate, given any changes in the patient’s health.