What is medication support at home?
Medication support at home can be a stand-alone care item or be tailored with other support areas to meet your particular needs.
Supporting our elderly clients with their medication management includes such things as:
- Ordering and collecting prescriptions
- Seeking GP-authorisation for over-the-counter medication
- Liaising with community healthcare services including GPs, pharmacies and local district nursing teams
- Managing medication queries or issues and advocating on behalf of you or your family member to access the right medication
We can provide as little or as much support with medication as you need. All our staff are trained to administer prescribed and GP-authorised medication. We can simply prompt clients to take their medication or we can offer more involved management.
Our care staff are not allowed to work with sharps (e.g. injections) or administer pessaries, or suppositories. These duties are typically undertaken by the local District Nursing team who we regularly work in partnership with.
Our medication support specialist
Aghileh, our medication expert, trains our staff and regularly observes them carrying out medication duties in the workplace. Medication support has strict guidance. We will work with you to ensure all prescriptions and paperwork are in place for us to support you safely with your medication.
Read more about Aghileh and other team members in our About Us page.
We have strong relationships with local pharmacies and GP Surgeries including:
If you’re looking to find out more about how medication support could work for you or are ready to start a support package around Chiswick and Ealing, why not get in touch to talk it through with us?
Chiswick resident having daily medication support
When Nora started having care visits from Care Concern, she was on a range of pain management medication that didn’t seem to be meeting her needs. Nora’s case load manager contacted her GP (with her permission on her behalf) for a review of her medication and subsequently helped her to access support from the local district nursing team too.
Nora’s medications were reviewed and an improved regime was put in place that better met Nora’s situation. This included requesting that the pharmacist put Nora’s medication in a blister pack each week to simplify administration and reduce the chance of errors. We also helped to set up delivery of her medication by the local pharmacist.
Client’s sister, June 2020
“Thank you to all at Care Concern. The service you have been providing has been really appreciated. L has adapted remarkably well to the changing situation, and I think this is largely due to the continuation of regular care that you have managed to provide her. The routine you provide has really helped her.”