All care workers at Novus Care have rigorous medication training and can manage a number of drugs and prescription medicines including dossett boxes, blister packs and the preparation of liquid medication.
Older people and those who have health conditions often have a large amount of daily medication which needs to be taken correctly as advised by doctors. Medication errors such as taking the incorrect dosage, taking the wrong medication or not taking the medicine at the right time can have serious implications. Medication administration can provide a challenge for some people for a number of reasons
Medication Administration Challenges
Dementia / Forgetfulness
Home Care & Medication
A home carer can visit you or your loved one on a daily basis to ensure medication is being taken correctly. Medication administration is an essential part of any care plan, and our carers are trained in a number of medical problems and health issues which require specific medicines.
Anyone requiring assistance with medication will have a medication chart inserted in their file, which all care workers are trained to read and record details on each time medication is prompted or administered. All care workers at Novus Care have rigorous medication training and can manage a number of drugs and prescription medicines including dossett boxes, blister packs and the preparation of liquid medication. Carers also understand the correct approach to take when prompting clients to take medication, and explaining why it’s important.
Neglecting to take medication correctly, or an accidental overdose, can have serious consequences. Relatives and loved ones can find it difficult to contact someone repeatedly throughout the day to make sure they have taken their medicines at the correct dosage. A home care worker can incorporate medication administration into a daily visit, while undertaking other domestic tasks such as preparing meals or doing the laundry.
If you need more information or have any questions about our medication administration services, read our client reviews and give us a call.
Why Choose Novus Care
Novus Care is a family run provider for quality domiciliary and live-in care. We pride ourselves on enhancing the quality of life of our clients, enabling them to lead as independent a life as possible in the comfort of their own home.
We truly believe in the quality of care we provide, all our live-in care workers are directly employed by us and handpicked to suit your needs. Unlike other agencies that act as introductory agents, all our staff undergo a rigorous recruitment and selection process which includes:
- Competency Interview
- Enhanced DBS Disclosure
- Thorough reference checks
Following completion of these checks care workers attend full training to become proficient at Moving & Handling, Hoisting, Safeguarding, Medications Management, Basic First Aid Food Hygiene and Hydration. We also ensure that they attend regular refresher and update training.
How to arrange Home Care
We understand choosing to have care delivered in your own home can be a daunting task and that’s why we are here to guide you through the process, every step of the way.
We’ll arrange a free face-to-face home care assessment with an experienced local Care Manager
We will create a unique support and care plan tailored to your needs
Help match you with a carefully selected carer that meets your personal needs