Our care workers our trained and monitored to provide efficient medication administration. Medication is very important and is taken seriously by Hope Homecare Services. Medication administration is monitored daily by our electronic MARS (Medication administration record sheets).
There are 3 ways in which we can support you with medication administration:
1.Administer – We will decant the medication from it packaging, give you a glass of water or fluid of your choice and give you the medication to take. Topical medicines will be applied in the prescribed area by the care worker.
2.Assist – We will simply pass you the medication and a glass of water or fluid of your choice for you to take the medication. Topical creams, we will assist by opening it for you or whatever assistance is needed to suit you.
3.Prompt – We will prompt you to take your medication. We will do this by reminding you to take your medication.
We can also provide vital assistance in:
- Ordering of prescriptions
- Liaising with chemists with ordering of medication
- Collecting prescriptions
- Liaising with doctors/district nurses and other medical professionals
- Monitoring of medications
Types of medication:
- Blister pack (Dossett box)
- Liquid (Such as liquid laxatives)
PLEASE NOTE, WE ONLY ADMINISTER, ASSIST OR PROMPT MEDICATION THAT HAS BEEN PRESRIBED BY THE GP, DISTRICT NURSE OR HOSPITAL.