By Sabrina Bullock, RN, BSN
Medications may also be delivered by mail.
Check with individual pharmacies for availability.
The US Department of Veterans Affairs allows
veterans to request refills for medications via the
telephone and online through the My HealtheVet
system. Just remember to allow time for mail order
medications so you do not end up running out. Some
pharmacies even offer personal delivery services,
but this is not so readily available in all areas.
Medications may be a day-to-day challenge of
caregiving, but hopefully some of these tips will
make prescription refills easier. Remember not
to wait till the last moment to reorder medications.
Preparedness saves time and frustration. Also,
utilize technology whenever possible as an aide to
make your job easier. You have more important
things to do than spend any more time than necessary
in the pharmacy line.
Sabrina Bullock is an RN, BSN
with experience in postpartum, newborn, and home
health nursing. She has been a nurse for over
15 years. She has been a caregiver for her
spouse who has multiple health problems including
heart failure, atrial fibrillation, and COPD.
She has been a long distance caregiver for her
mother with multiple health problems including
diabetes and chronic pain. She has also been
caregiver to several other family members through
the years. She has a strong interest in
alternative healthcare and utilizes many methods
such a aromatherapy, homeopathy, and herbs with her