Care recipient (cr) with recent vision loss has trouble reading labels on pill bottles and managing medications

Try: #speak to the pharmacist about the cr cr’s need for large-print materials including labels and instructions for all medications #keep a master lister of all current medications on hand for the cr as prescriptions arrive encourage the cr to check the labels on the bottles against the list and to ask questions about any inconsistencies keep a magnifying glass near the list if helpful to improve the cr cr’s ability to read the detailed

Materials: Pharmacist large-print pill bottle labels large-print list of current medications and their instructions magnifying glass pill box with large print

Categories: Medical Physical, Mobility, Needs Some Assistance, Vision, Poor Vision, Cognitive Awareness, Fully Aware

Information: On the medication labels #pill boxes come in daily weekly or monthly styles if the cr uses pill boxes look for boxes with large print some also come with alarms and talking features so the cr can set one or more reminders to take medication pill boxes with talking features can be found in some pharmacies but may be more easily located in medical supply stores and independent living catalogs talking electronic devices are also available through online vendors serving people who are blind or who have low vision information

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

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