Medication and Sight Loss

this image shows three boxes of warfarin. Brown 1mg, Blue 3 mg and Pink 5mgMedication and sight loss don’t make good partners. With the introduction of blister pack medicine managers this is helped but these are still liable to errors. I have a client with sight loss and even she has noticed her medication has been wrong on 3 occasions this year !

If someone elderly you care for takes Warfarin how can you make things easier for them when the tablets are the same size and you can’t tell  the different colours ? The problem is when you need to take one of the BLUE and three of the BROWN !! If they don’t use a large print tablet dispenserthis is an idea to try.

A simple solution…… Write on them in large print in indelible pen

Caron

Award-winning blogger and care columnist for Devon Life magazine, Caron also campaigns for recognition of the needs elderly people and their carers. Designer and creator of the award-winning Dementia Assistance Cards which are free to all, and helping thousands of people globally Caron is passionate and committed to making a difference

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