By Megan Ray |
July 27, 2015
The majority of older adults living in the U.S. have been diagnosed with at least one chronic condition that requires regular medication. In fact, according to the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, 92 percent of the 43.1 million adults aged 65 and older have at least one chronic condition, while 77 percent have more than one. Taking the proper medication as directed by the doctor is crucial to managing these illnesses. However, medical nonadherence continues to be a major problem throughout the country. Seniors should consider downloading smartphone applications to assist them in taking their prescriptions on time.