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Medication Assistance Program

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.

About Membership

A membership to our Medication Assistance Program includes the following life-saving, injury-prevention services:

  1. Four, 30-minute home visits from a Registered Nurse each month
  2. Assistance with organizing pill boxes or setting up automatic pill dispensers
  3. Assessment of all medications
  4. Communication with the prescribing physician and coordination regarding any medication changes
  5. Medication education
  6. Discussion of medication side effects
  7. 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.

Helpful Tips

We advise all of our patients and their families to follow these tips when taking medication:

  • 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 your system.
  • 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‚Äč with any questions or concerns. We will always do our best to help you.