Healthy Aging Month - Medicine on Time
Sep 18

Healthy Aging Month

Twenty-five​ ​years​ ​ago,​ ​the​ ​acclaimed​ ​Healthy​ ​Aging​ ​publication​ ​recognized​ ​a​ ​need​ ​for spreading​ ​awareness​ ​for​ ​and​ ​amongst​ ​our​ ​aging​ ​citizens.​ ​It​ ​was​ ​first​ ​introduced​ ​when​ ​those​ ​in the​ ​baby​ ​boomer​ ​generation​ ​were​ ​about​ ​to​ ​turn​ ​50​​—a​ ​critical​ ​time​ ​when​ ​no​ ​one​ ​wants​ ​to discuss​ ​the​ ​implications​ ​of​ ​growing​ ​older,​ ​but​ ​living​ ​a​ ​healthy​ ​lifestyle​ ​is​ ​of​ ​utmost​ ​importance.  

The​ ​intent​ ​behind​ ​the​ ​Healthy​ ​Aging​ ​Awareness​ ​Month​ ​is​ ​to​ ​encourage​ ​physical,​ ​social,​ ​mental, and​ ​financial​ ​health​ ​and​ ​growth​ ​as​ ​we​ ​age.​ ​At​ ​50,​ ​you​ ​don’t​ ​want​ ​to​ ​think​ ​too​ ​much​ ​about​ ​what happens​ ​after​ ​you​ ​retire.​ ​But​ ​as​ ​the​ ​baby​ ​boomer​ ​generation​ ​ages​ ​into​ ​their​ ​60s​ ​and​ ​70s,​ ​a different​ ​story​ ​starts​ ​to​ ​unfold.​ ​It​ ​doesn’t​ ​have​ ​to​ ​be​ ​depressing​ ​-​ ​this​ ​annual​ ​observance​ ​month is​ ​designed​ ​to​ ​focus​ ​national​ ​attention​ ​on​ ​the​ ​positive​ ​aspects​ ​of​ ​growing​ ​older.   

There’s​ ​no​ ​shortage​ ​of​ ​positive​ ​aspects​ ​that​ ​come​ ​with​ ​age.​ ​Your patients​ ​might​ ​ask​ ​you, ​“it​ ​is​ ​too  late​ ​to​ ​try​ ​something​ ​new?”  

It’s​ ​never​ ​too​ ​late​ ​to​ ​find​ ​a​ ​new​ ​career,​ ​a​ ​new​ ​sport,​ ​passion​ ​or​ ​hobby.​ ​In​ ​fact,​ ​such​ ​actions​ ​are highly​ ​encouraged​ ​to​ ​maintain​ ​mental​ ​and​ ​physical​ ​health.​ ​Taking​ ​care​ ​of​ ​your​ ​mental​ ​health can​ ​be​ ​as​ ​simple​ ​as​ ​making​ ​a​ ​phone​ ​call​ ​to​ ​a​ ​long-lost​ ​friend​ ​or​ ​taking​ ​an​ ​art​ ​class.​ ​There​ ​are many​ ​programs​ ​out​ ​there​ ​to​ ​engage​ ​people​ ​of​ ​all​ ​ages—but​ ​most​ ​importantly,​ ​they​ ​provide​ ​a social​ ​outlet​ ​masked​ ​by​ ​creativity.   

Your​ patients ​physical​ ​health​ ​can​ ​be​ ​a​ ​bit​ ​harder.​ ​Health​ ​complications​ ​can​ ​come​ ​with​ ​age,​ ​no​ ​matter how​ ​healthy​ ​you​ ​are​ ​or​ ​once​ ​were.​ ​It​ ​can​ ​feel​ ​like​ ​your​ ​independence​ ​is​ ​slipping​ ​away​ ​if​ ​you cannot​ ​get​ ​your​ ​health​ ​under​ ​control.​ ​While​ ​health​ ​advances​ ​have​ ​made​ ​living​ ​with​ ​chronic diseases​ ​much​ ​easier,​ ​they​ ​often​ ​come​ ​with​ ​a​ ​treatment​ ​plan​ ​that​ ​be​ ​hard​ ​to​ ​manage​ ​on​ ​your own.   

Medicine-On-Time​ ​can​ ​help​ ​you​r patient’s age ​their​ ​way.​ ​We​ ​know​ ​that​ ​maintaining​ ​independence​ ​is​ ​an integral​ ​part​ ​of​ ​your patient’s health—mentally​ ​and​ ​physically.​ ​

With​ ​our​ ​simple,​ ​color-coded​ ​calendar cards,​ ​medications​ ​are​ ​packaged​ ​into​ ​the​ ​proper​ ​dosages​ ​and​ ​clearly​ ​labeled​ ​for​ ​easy, consistent​ ​compliance.​ ​The​ ​many​ ​benefits​ ​of​ ​Medicine-On-Time​ ​improve​ ​the​ ​quality​ ​of​ ​life​ ​for patients​ ​and​ ​the​ ​ones​ ​they​ ​love.​ ​A​ ​simple​ ​card​ ​can​ ​be​ ​the​ ​difference​ ​between​ ​independent​ ​living and increase with health​ ​struggles.  

We​ ​know​ ​people​ ​don’t​ ​like​ ​to​ ​talk​ ​about​ ​an​ ​uncertain​ ​future,​ ​but​ ​it’s​ ​time​ ​to​ ​start​ ​talking.​ ​The number​ ​of​ ​people​ ​over​ ​the​ ​age​ ​of​ ​45​ ​is​ ​growing​ ​every​ ​year.​ ​According​ ​to​ ​Healthy​ ​Aging,​ ​it’s​ ​no longer​ ​just​ ​the​ ​baby​ ​boomers​—​the​ ​generation​ ​x-ers​ ​are​ ​hot​ ​on​ ​their​ ​heels.​ ​There​ ​are​ ​over​ ​76 million​ ​baby​ ​boomers​ ​today​ ​over​ ​​age​ ​50​ ​and​ ​the​ ​first​ ​of​ ​the​ ​82.1​ ​million​ ​generation​ ​x-ers​ ​are about​ ​to​ ​reach​ ​that​ ​milestone.​ ​We​ ​can​ ​help​ ​keep​ ​patients​ ​healthy​ ​with​ ​our​ ​medication  management​ ​system,​ ​but​ ​it’s​ ​up​ ​to​ ​each​ ​and​ ​every​ ​one​ ​of​ ​us​ ​to​ ​start​ ​an​ ​open​ ​dialogue​ ​with patients about the positivity​ ​of​ ​getting​ ​older.

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