Once medications have been safely crushed it it’s important to find tasty easy-to-swallow ways of serving them

Try: #make sure the medications are safe to crush some medications are prepared in doses specifically meant to be taken whole if necessary ask the prescribing doctor if a required medication is available in a crushable form or dose #let the Care recipient (cr) know what you are doing with the medication and why #mix crushed medication in applesauce ice cream or pudding you can find these in sugar-free varieties if necessary add all the medication in at once stir and serve #alternatively some caregivers have found when feeding crs that it is useful to give the first spoonful of pudding ice cream or applesauce without any medication in it then to proceed with the mixture they recommend finishing with a plain spoonful as well to help clear any aftertaste

Materials: Crushed medication pudding ice cream applesauce

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