Dealing with medications
Many people of all ages find it difficult to manage medication. We can offer you or your family member assistance to ensure you are taking the right medicine at the right time. We can prompt, remind, or give full support by administering medication.
We can assist you or your family member by arranging to have the prescribed medication put into a Monitored Dosage System by the pharmacist. Although this involves remembering to take the medication at the right time, it takes away the worry of organising or re-ordering medication, which takes a lot of the stress away. With this system, once the medication has been taken it will be clearly marked to avoid confusion.
We can also discuss your or your family member’s health needs with you in general. And if an appointment with a healthcare professional is required, we can help make the appointment. We may also accompany you or your loved one to the appointment.
Medication Assistance FAQs
We can assist with prompting and reminding medication to be taken, as well as administering prescribed medication with full support.
Yes we can, if it’s prescribed by a healthcare professional.
Yes, we record all administration on a MARS (Medication Administration Record Sheet)
Yes, we can if it has been agreed within the care package.
Our Mayfair Care Agency care staff receive training in the safe administration of medicines. They also have regular competency checks.
Yes, if we have their permission & consent.
Yes, if needed, again it usually has to be within their allocated time during the call.
We try our best to accommodate certain medication times, but this will highly depend on our capacity at the time. We have spoken to GP’s or pharmacists before to see if medication could be given at slightly different times to allow us to administer it during our call time.
No, we are not allowed to administer anything that is invasive or requires a specialised technique
Yes, we can assist with this if it’s part of the agreed care package.
Would you like further information about medication assistance?
If you would like more details about our medication assistance services, please do not hesitate to call us on 01386 41492 or filling out the form.