A physician must prescribe all medications, including over-the-counter medicines. All medications must be labeled in compliance with state and federal laws governing prescription dispensing. If medication is to be secured from a source other than our contract pharmacies, you must make special arrangements for pick-up and delivery. The charge nurse will keep medication. If a resident leaves the facility for a visit, sufficient medication will be dispensed to cover dosage during that time. The pharmacy you choose will bill you directly.
In order to protect the health and safety of our residents, the facility uses a Unit Dose medication administration system. With this system, each prescription is packaged on a card and the required dose punched out when needed.