Care recipient (cr) takes medication independently but has difficulty organizing medication and sometimes forgets to obtain prescription refills

Try: # arrange refills on the needed schedule with the pharmacy # assist the cr with placing medications into containers verify that this is done correctly # help the cr set medication timer or clock to ring an alarm whenever meds need to be taken # discuss any side effects or other problems that the cr may be having with meds and note them for the next doctor doctor’s visit # check regularly to make sure all meds were taken count pills if necessary do this before refilling to make sure there is no confusion

Materials: Daily large-print medication containers with alarms alarm clock if pill box doesn’t have alarm settings pharmacy that has automatic prescription refill service medication timer

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

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