My Grandma accidentally took my Grandpa’s
heart medication. Yep, it happened in my family. Luckily there were no
side effects, but something like that could have easily resulted in a
serious health emergency. It was a scary moment for us all and it really
forced my parents to keep a closer eye on the medications both my
grandparents were being prescribed as well as helping them to distribute
“His” and “Hers” daily doses.
grandparents each take multiple medications. They have some medication
they take in the morning and then some more they take at night. They
have some medications prescribed by their heart doctor and then other
prescribed by their family doctor. They also take fish oil and a
multivitamin. THAT’S A LOT OF PILLS! It’s no wonder at ages 89 and 92
it’s really hard for them to keep everything straight, so the
responsibility naturally falls to my father. He is happy to help out,
but I couldn’t help but think there has to be a better way.
Well, there is! Pharmacy prepared individually sealed multi-dose packets! It’s a company called Simple Meds (www.simplemeds.com) and I stumbled upon the company this spring while at the Home Instead National Convention in Omaha.
meds is an online pharmacy that gathers ALL of your prescriptions and
fills a 30 day supply for you all at once. It’s medication management
service conveniently divides your medications into single serving
packets that are labeled with your name, the date when the medication
needs to be taken, the time the medications needs to be taken and
exactly what is inside the packet. It not only includes prescription,
but can also include any over the counter medications taken on a regular
basis and any multivitamins and supplements too. The best part, there
is no additional costs for the service.
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