Assisting With Medication Administration
Westminster Retirement, Assisted Living and Care Home
The Retreat at Church Ranch certifies all staff in proper medication administration per Colorado Department of Health regulations. Medications are administered at the times and by the route documented in residents' physician orders. If residents are able to self-administer medication, reminders will be given as needed.
Managing medications are vital for our loved ones. This can be very time-consuming as many have daily prescription and nonprescription medications that are crucial and need to be maintained in a safe and controlled setting. We understand that family members may struggle with helping our loved ones as they often need frequent reminders or may need more hands-on than they are able to provide as life can get pretty hectic. Missing, Skipping, or not receiving the correct dosage can be life-threatening.
At The Retreat at Church Ranch, our staff ensures each resident is assessed and set up under the physician's orders upon moving in. With the support of our caregivers, and staff we are able to provide medication tracking by administering medications specific to each resident's daily needs. We maintain ongoing communication with physicians to keep up with each resident's needs. Our caregivers are extremely attentive and supportive, they monitor your loved ones so that any change in behavior and or weight is noticed and addressed immediately. We understand that your loved ones often deal with health problems such as Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Alzheimer's, Diabetes, and Dementia. We are committed to providing the utmost quality care in these areas. Each Resident is provided with a call button that is attached to a lanyard around their neck so that at any time of day or night if they need assistance, our specialized Caregivers are on top of getting any issue resolved. We understand that for our residents to thrive this starts with focusing on their health and well-being which is our main priority here at The Retreat at Church Ranch.