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Managing Medications: Tips for Seamless Caregiving

Nov 1, 2021 | Blog

Managing medications for older patients at a nursing home or assisted living facility is no easy task. Complex drug regimens can make it difficult to keep track of each prescription and when it needs to be taken.

Without a doubt, the role of a caregiver is of paramount importance in ensuring seniors take their medication. Since 1965, our independent pharmacy has been fully committed to making the lives of patients, families and caregivers easier by providing convenient prescription solutions in a safe and reliable way. So, what can a caregiver do to make managing medications for patients and residents painless? Keep reading to learn how our innovative services can benefit you and those you care for.

Planning for the Month

Nearly 30 percent of elders take five or more prescription medications each day, which has contributed to medication non-adherence, according to a 2015 study published in the scientific journal Health Education Research. Luckily, for caregivers who help older individuals with multiple prescriptions, we have a solution. With MediBubble®, we deliver a monthly pill pack organizer that makes it simple to manage complex drug regimens. As an alternative to a pillbox, drugs are sorted in the MediBubble® with marked dosing schedules in perforated bubbles to provide easier medication management. We’ll even coordinate refills and prescriptions directly with doctors—ensuring you don’t have to.

Since our pharmacy’s inception, our solutions for medication management have helped streamline caregiving at assisted living, independent living and memory care communities, as well as in other settings. We designed our blister pack with residents of group homes in mind. Used for one medication only, the blister pack is delivered monthly and comes pre-filled in tamper-resistant MAP-compliant packaging for safe prescription management. And, just like the MediBubble®, we take on the responsibility for coordinating refills and prescriptions directly with the doctor. For informal caregivers, such as an adult taking care of a parent, both the blister pack and MediBubble® help take some of the stress off by pre-sorting pills.

We’re Here to Help

As a caregiver, you don’t have to go through managing medications alone—in fact, the United States National Library of Medicine says that an important step to successfully managing medications as a caregiver is to “get to know your local pharmacist.”

Our full-service pharmacy is always here to help you care for patients, residents and loved ones in a safe and effective manner. Our vial synchronization prescription solution helps organize all of a patient’s medication with their doctor so that drugs are filled and ready on the same day—leading to fewer trips to our pharmacy. But if you can’t make it in person to pick up prescriptions, our medication delivery service helps make life easier by delivering needed drugs to your door. We can even arrange medications before someone enters a rehab center or assisted living facility.

If you have any questions about managing medications, or you would like to learn more about our prescription solutions, reach out to one of our pharmacists by filling out this form or by calling 413-781-2996.

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