Tag Archives: Medication Management

When a Family Caregiver Needs Sick Time…

Do family caregivers get sick time?  That has been my internal question this past week as I tried to do everything while feeling under the weather.  I was hit hard and fast with the bug that is going through my community this week.  … Continue reading

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Filing a Complaint with the State Board of Health

In  previous post, I wrote about how the Assisted Living Facility ran out of dad’s blood pressure medications.  I was upset when I found out he was without his medications and followed up immediately to remedy the situation.  Because this … Continue reading

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Medication Management Mixup — Again! (MEDCO/Express Scripts and Dad’s ALF Both Messed Up)

Last week I was away from home all day on a local tour of one of the sights that school kids and out of town visitors usually see.  After living here over 4 years I have just started to do … Continue reading

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The Importance of a Healthy Diet and Good Medication Management

Two years ago mom and dad were living independently in a mobile home community in the winter and at their home in the north in the summer.  Mom counted out their prescription and over-the-counter pills weekly and tried to make … Continue reading

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Health Checkup and Discussion of Dad’s Health

I saw my physician the other day for my annual checkup and to continue follow up to some chronic issues.  We talked about my blood labs and the fact that many of my blood tests were not in the normal … Continue reading

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Dad and the Internet; Mom and her Independence

When I saw my cardiologist the other day, I happened to mention that I had a new cough that I did not have before.  I attributed it to my allergies, but she said no, it is due to the lisinopril … Continue reading

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Medco Update – Good News!

This morning I got an email from Medco addressed to the new email address I had given them online yesterday.  That was great news.  It means everything is working the way it should. The email told me that a new … Continue reading

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