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Imagine life at The Fields at Arbor Glen. It is Saturday morning and you are enjoying a cup of coffee from your rocking chair on the patio of your new home. Your grandkids are playing in the nearby bocce ball courts and there is a friendly game of pickleball being played with friends. Feel the warm morning sun on your face as you engage in Tai Chi in the garden. Smell the food cooking on the community grill and feel the excitement of people headed over to the neighborhood potluck. Hear the sweet sounds of a harpist, pianist, or singers during special afternoon concerts as you listen with friends and family from the comfort of your new home.

Learn a new hobby or join that “group” you have been meaning to join. Meet people with similar interests and a zest for life just steps away from your front door. Grab a friend and take a boat cruise down the beautiful St. Croix River. Or pack a picnic and take an afternoon bike ride on one of our beautiful trails. Feel the comfort and warm welcome from the people of Lake Elmo as they greet you on your afternoon walks around The Fields at Arbor Glen and our nearby trail system.

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Medication Adherence is Critical for Good Health and Longevity

Medication Management

As you age, taking medications, vitamins, or herbal supplements becomes a normal part of your daily routine. But, managing multiple medications can be overwhelming, especially if you’ve had recent changes that require more complicated schedules, quantities and/or delivery specifications such as empty stomach, with meals, at night, no dairy, etc. Here are a few helpful tips to keep you on track.

Create a Medication List

Write out a list of what you’re currently taking and when you take each one. Include the dose and suggested use as well. Copying this list and giving it to a family member will help in case of an emergency.

Practice Good Storage Habits

Whether a prescribed medication, vitamin, herbal supplement, or over-the-counter drug, you want to be sure your pills are in the same spot to keep track of them easier. Many medications require a cool, dry place – meaning NOT in the medicine cabinet in the bathroom.

Use Technology

Pill boxes are great, if that helps you organize and take your prescriptions and supplements, but mobile applications like Medisafe Pill Reminder with alerts can be huge assets in helping remind you to take daily medications. Maintaining regular schedules is easy with a few tools to manage your routine.

Communicate Clearly with Your Physician

Be sure to tell your doctor about any vitamins or over the counter medications you are taking so he or she can watch for dangerous interactions. Keep your doctor updated on any symptoms you may be having to assess the need for changing or excluding medications. And be sure to plan ahead if you're going on vacation or are a "snowbird" and will be living away from your regular pharmacy for an extended period of time.

Medication management doesn’t have to be a struggle. But it is critical for good health. According to American Heart Association, it’s estimated that three out of four Americans do not take their medication as directed.

Taking medication correctly may seem like a simple task, but non-adherence (or not taking medication as directed) is a complicated and common problem. People don’t realize the real damage or consequences of non-adherence. When patients with chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease do not take medication as directed, the repercussions can be severe. For instance, not keeping blood pressure in check can lead to heart disease, stroke, and kidney failure.

Managing medications effectively can keep you happy and healthy for years to come so you can enjoy new adventures with family and friends.


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