Older adults are at risk for opioid misuse. They may accidentally mix up medicines or take too much of a medicine. You may be able to help keep them safe. If you help care for an older adult, start a conversation about their medicines.
Having this information written down will be helpful to you, their healthcare providers, and other family members or caregivers. The record can include:
Some people like to use weekly pill organizers that have a compartment for each day.
Help them find a locking container or cabinet. Help them find a safe way to get rid of medicine they no longer need.