Daily Medication 

Medications should be taken regularly to make sure that you have an effective amount of drug in your body at all times. When medications are not taken regularly, the level of drug in the blood can become too low to effectively stop the virus from multiplying. This gives the virus a chance to mutate and become resistant to the effects of the drug.

Community Nursing 

Our Community Nursing team and disability supporting staff will work together with your family members and carers to help you achieve your goals and personalised to the unique needs of each individual.

Sticking to your medication routine (or medication adherence) means taking your medications as prescribed – the right dose, at the right time, in the right way and frequency. Why is doing these things important? Simply put, not taking your medicine as prescribed by a doctor or instructed by a pharmacist could lead to your disease getting worse, hospitalization, even death.

Community Nursing NDIS Support and Daily Medication Taking medications regularly means:

Taking Your Medications at Proper Intervals During the Day. Try to divide up your dosing times as evenly as possible throughout the day: for example, every 12 hours for a drug that needs to be taken twice a day, or every 8 hours for a drug that needs to be taken three times a day. Make up a schedule that fits into your daily routine, and try to take your medications within 1 hour of each scheduled time.

Taking All of Your Doses Each Day. It is virtually impossible for anyone to remember to take each and every medication dose properly. Missing an occasional dose is probably less of a concern than frequently missing doses or taking incorrect doses. If you forget a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the dose and resume your schedule. Do not double your next dose because this could cause side effects.

Here Are 8 Tips That May Help: 

  • Take your daily medication at the same time every day.
  • Tie taking your daily medications with a routine like brushing your teeth or getting ready for bed. Before choosing mealtime for your routine, check if your medication should be taken on a full or empty stomach.
  • Keep a “medicine calendar” with your pill bottles and note each time you take a dose.
  • Use a pill container. Some types have sections for multiple doses at different times, such as morning, lunch, evening, and night.
  • When using a pill container, refill it at the same time each week. For example, every Sunday morning after breakfast.
  • Purchase timer caps for your pill bottles and set them to go off when your next dose is due. Some pill boxes also have timer functions.
  • When traveling, be certain to bring enough of your daily medication, plus a few days extra, in case your return is delayed.
  • If you’re flying, keep your medication in your carry-on bag to avoid lost luggage. Temperatures inside the cargo hold could damage your medication.

Many patients do not follow health-care provider instructions on how to take medications for various reasons. Such as, not understanding the directions, forgetfulness, multiple medications with different regimens, unpleasant side effects or the medication doesn’t seem to be working. Cost can also be a factor causing medication non-adherence — patients can’t afford to fill their prescriptions or decide to take less than the prescribed dose to make the prescription last longer. However, to help you get the best results from your medications, taking your medicine as instructed is very important. There are countless reasons medications aren’t being used as prescribed, and not all of them are intentional

P Home care care got experienced team of nurses & caregivers deliver NDIS Disability Support that is personalised to the unique needs of each individua Personal Care Services, Community Access & in home Nursing services. Philips Homecare provides community nursing services throughout NSW, QLD, Adelaide, Perth and Alice Springs.

If you are looking for an in-home caregiver service provider who will work with you to find the right fit for you and your family, then contact us today! We offer 24/7 Ndis in home care. We understand how difficult it can be when you need help at any hour of the day or night. That’s why we provide our clients with a dedicated team of caregivers who are available 24/7 to respond to emergencies.

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Please contact us at ndis@phomecare.com.au/ 1800 571 955 

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