Helping You Care for Loved Ones
Caring for an ill or aging loved one can be challenging. If you live with an aging adult, you may have to balance parenting, work and daily life issues with providing great care for your loved one. And if you are caring for an adult living on his or her own, you might be concerned that although the adult can live independently, he or she might not keep up with the required medication regimen.
You’re not alone. According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are approximately 40 million people in the United States who are acting as caregivers of adults ages 65 and older, and about 90 percent of that group are providing care for an aging relative. In fact, according to the Pew Research Center, about one-quarter (23%) of adults in the U.S. between the ages of 45 and 64 are caring for an aging adult. What’s more, about 17 percent of adults ages 65 and older are caring for another aging adult.
Caregivers do the best they can, given their life situations, location and time constraints, and they often come up with creative solutions to help them support their loved ones more efficiently and effectively. For example, some caregivers manage their loved one’s prescriptions by keeping meticulous records of all medications. Others use pill organizers with separate compartments that hold the appropriate pills to be taken at specific times each day. Those who may live far away might turn to online medication providers so they can be sure their loved one has the proper medication at hand at all times.
But preparing the pill organizers and tracking online medication orders – or picking up prescriptions from a retail pharmacy – takes time that could be better spent enjoying special moments together or providing more hands-on care.
A dose-pack pharmacy like PersonalRX can send a monthly supply of all maintenance medications directly to your loved one’s door, shipped in small packages marked with the correct day and time for each prescription.
Not all dose-pack pharmacies are alike, however. Personal RX offers a variety of value-added services and extras. These include:
- 24/7 access to a pharmacist, who is available to answer questions and provide support via phone or text.
- A Personal Care Coordinator (PCC), who can check in to verify or change the next shipment details, advise on the delivery date and work with doctors’ offices to refill or update prescriptions.
- PersonalPacks™ that are customized to the patient’s needs, packaged with accurate doses, and labeled with the exact time and date for each dose.
- Easy transition to the PersonalRX system through coordination with doctors and pharmacists, eliminating the complex and frustrating ordering and transfer processes.
Best of all? The personal support, packaging and delivery and transition services are included free with the cost of your loved one’s typical copay for medications.
Do you want to learn more? Read our latest eBook and discover how PersonalRX can help you better meet your caregiving responsibilities, saving time and giving you the peace of mind that your loved ones are taking the right medication, in the right dosage, at the right time.