Medication Assistance Program (MAP)
Assistance for Patients in North Shore
Mismanagement of medication is a major concern affecting the health of
seniors. All too often, avoidable mistakes can cause crippling falls that
lead to emergency room visits, hospitalizations, and serious injuries.
In an effort to prevent thousands of injuries caused by medication errors
each year, LifeCare Home Health & In-Home Services created the Medication
Assistance Program (MAP). We offer this program at an affordable price
to all patients.
A membership to our Medication Assistance Program includes the following
life-saving, injury-prevention services:
- Four, 30-minute home visits from a Registered Nurse each month
- Assistance with organizing pill boxes or setting up automatic pill dispensers
- Assessment of all medications
- Communication with the prescribing physician and coordination regarding
any medication changes
- Medication education
- Discussion of medication side effects
- Communication with family members and / or legal guardians
Medication Organizers & Dispensers
At LifeCare Home Health & In-Home Services, we cater to the specific
needs of each patient we treat. Accordingly, we offer different medication
dispenser options depending on the level of patient care needed per individual.
A member of our expert staff can help you determine the best option for
you or a loved one.
Simple pill boxes: traditional pill boxes
Wireless pill boxes: remind patients to take their medications on time and communicate with
the family and our
caregiver with real-time notifications when medications are not taken; it has a
locking unit that keeps medications safe and secure
Automatic pill organizers: automatically dispense up to one month’s supply of medications;
it also provides 24/7 monitoring and customized notifications to family
members and caregivers, as well as automatic alerts for reorder
At LifeCare Home Health & In-Home Services, our nurses can assist with
the programming of wireless and automatic pill organizers. We will supervise
any changes in medications and medication schedules to ensure your loved
one is taking his / her medications on time and in the correct dosage.
We advise all of our patients and their families to follow these tips when
- Make sure the pills you pick up or have delivered are meant for you.
- Check expiration dates and storage instructions.
- Keep medication in original bottles before stocking the pill box.
- Keep a list of all your medications in a visible place. We recommend keeping
lists by each of your phones and on the refrigerator.
- Keep a list of medications in your pocket when traveling. If something
should happen and you are rushed to the hospital, it is crucial for medical
professionals to have an accurate idea of the medications currently in
- Let your family know what medications you are taking and where original
bottles are located.
- Always make sure your physician knows about all medications you are taking.
- Keep the name and contact information of your pharmacy nearby at all times.
- Invest in a good bill box or medication organizer.
Contact LifeCare Home Health & In-Home Services
with any questions or concerns. We will always do our best to help you.