Placing a loved one in a nursing home means trusting others to care for the health and well-being of your aging family member. Most nursing home residents in Pennsylvania and elsewhere have to take medications on a daily basis. Although the number of medications, or the dosage, might change, nursing home employees are trusted to administer these medications correctly and on time.
Over the past few decades there has been a growing concern regarding medication errors in nursing homes. Whether it is the wrong medication, the wrong dosage or delayed administration, family members fear that medical errors will occur if their loved one does not receive the proper dosage of medication at the time prescribed.