Care recipient (cr) resists taking medication

Try: #begin by trying to figure out why the cr is refusing to take prescribed medication ask or investigate whether the cr is having trouble swallowing or whether the medication is in the form of pills that are too large if the medication is new has the cr been told why it’s necessary in ways that he or she can understand is the cr uncomfortable with or afraid of the medication’s side effects #having a few conversations with the cr and the cr’s doctor or nurse may lead to helpful solutions smaller pills or doses may be prescribed or a pill splitter or crusher may be tried in some cases you may discuss mixing a medication with a food or liquid it is important to consult a medical professional about this as many capsules are not designed to be opened before being swallowed and some pills are not designed to be split #be patient and willing to work with the cr to find a care routine that works irregularities in medication doses may be smoothed out with the help of a regular schedule for meals bedtimes and tooth care all of which are good rituals to which taking pills can be attached for example a morning pill can be taken when teeth are brushed in the morning and an evening pill might be taken when the teeth are brushed in the evening or pill-taking might be linked to meals and be scheduled before or after meals

Materials: Conversation or investigation patience and willingness to find a way regular daily schedule

Categories: Medical Physical, Mobility, Mobile, Needs Some Assistance, Independence, No Supervision, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision

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*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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