patient-adherence

Senior Friendly Blister Packs – A Better Medication Management Option for Pharmacies

Blister packs are a great way for any pharmacy to accommodate the needs of their senior customers. Often times, individuals falling within this age category have trouble keeping track of their doses. This can result in a missed dose or in some cases an overdose. Seniors have the following issues when it comes to taking their prescribed medications:

  • Forgetting to Take a Dose
  • Not Taking Medicine as Prescribed
  • Missing the Dosage Time
  • Difficulties Reading the Bottle
  • Neglecting to Refill Prescriptions

Traditional pill bottles are also extremely difficult to open for anyone with arthritis. While several alternatives are available, they have many of the same downsides as standard bottles. For example, pill packs are a great way to organize medications by days of the week or alternative periods of time. However, this choice still provides opening difficulties and an increased chance of spills. Senior friendly blister packs are a great alternative for decreasing these risks.

The Perks of Using Blister Packs

Blister packs deliver more control and dosage monitoring abilities for individuals who have trouble with their medications. Since the foil must be penetrated to take a dose, it is easy for seniors or their caretakers to manage this aspect of medication. This option allows you to set up a customized card with the individual’s medications for a specified period of time. The card informs the person of what day and time each medication should be taken.

Senior friendly blister packs limit the chance of pill mix-ups since they are filled at the pharmacy. They also offer the following additional benefits:

  • Easy Dosage Tracking
  • Instant Re-Ordering Reminder
  • Easy to Follow Instructions
  • Tamper Resistant Qualities
  • Reduced Chance of Spills
  • At a Glance Notice of Missed Dosage

Senior friendly blister packs provide clear instructions since medications are grouped accordingly. For example, let’s say the individual takes three different medications in the morning, one at lunch, and then two in the evening. The pack will have the medications split up in this manner with clear instructions on how and when to take them. This option prevents many of the common problems experienced with medication management. Drug Package offers several options for senior friendly blister packs. Contact our team today to learn more!