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Making Prescription Refills Easier

By Sabrina Bullock, RN, BSN
 
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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 family.

 

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