May 28 2018
Hi there! It’s Donna and thank you for allowing me to come into your inbox.
Today, I’d like to talk about how we deal with medications.
If you are taking medication, you may wish to take advantage of the many pill organizers available at drug stores. Some have one section for each day; others are larger and have two or more sections for each day.
These are especially useful for people who take several kinds of pills in the morning, at lunch, at dinner, and at bedtime.
Organize medication according to frequency of use, in alphabetical order, or in categories used.
Large print or braille labels may be placed on medicine bottles to easily identify them. Any personal marking (for example, a piece of tape) will do the trick as long as it is understandable by you.
When refilling medications, simply transfer the new medicine to the old bottle or ask your pharmacist to use the same container. If your label will fit on the lid of the bottle, you only need to transfer the lid.
“Bubble Packing” service is available from drug stores. The system consists of a weekly supply of medication per card. “Days of the week” are located along the left side of the card and the “time of day” is located across the top of the card. The upper side of the card consists of a series of clear moulded elastic bubbles, containing the pills; the under side is foil. By pushing down on the bubble, and breaking the foil, medications are easily removed into your hand or small glass. Since the bubble is crushed by this procedure, it is always easy for a blind or visually impaired person to tactually check to ensure medications have been taken.
I hope that these tips are helpful to you.
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