Meds Made Easy for GrandDad
This time I’m going to jump right into helping our #AgingParents.
Have you ever seen the big Pill Organizer Box sitting on GrandDad’s or GrandMom’s counter?
GrandDad has to fill that box up every week with all the pills he needs to take so each day so he can remember if he has taken his pills. That is handy since there are many times per day he wonders if he took his meds today. If he misses taking one day of meds it throws off his whole week. If he takes his meds more than once it may mean a trip to ER! yikes! Good thing we can have these boxes.
But then it’s a bit more complicated than the above example. GrandDad has meds for Morning, Noon and Night! That means more boxes and which box is for Morning or Noon or Night? Answer: Different Colors and labels for different times.
Every weekend GrandDad hauls out his grocery bag full of pill bottles of meds and supplements and deals them into the boxes like it is Las Vegas! Dealing little pills is not as easy as dealing cards for GrandDad even if he has years of Black Jack and Texas Hold’em experience. (not suggesting getting more practice in Vegas). If a couple of those little pills go into to wrong section then GrandDad wins a ride to the ER again.
You can fix this problem by showing up at GrandDad’s house each week and playing pill deal or you can take sign up for a great new service through your local pharmacy.
New services like PillPack www.pillpack.com work this way. The Pharmacy gathers all GrandDad’s prescription information and coordinates things for him. The prescriptions are filled monthly organized into little packets with all the pills need each day and labeled with GrandDad’s name, the date, day of the week and time of day to take the meds. How cool is that?
And some of the companies put them in really cool packaging.
Ask your pharmacy about this kind of service and help GrandDad out.
Sure GrandDad will miss the exciting rides to the ER each week. But instead you could just take him for a ride in your convertible sports car (or his).
Please give us your stories on how Meds can be Easy for GrandDad. #AgingParents