The next DEA National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day begins on Saturday, April 30, 2022, at 10 am. This event has been happening every six months since 2010, to encourage Americans to safely dispose of unused or expired medication. This collection site locator shows the site nearest you, and you can also check with your local sheriff’s office.
This PSA shows how easy it is for medications to get lost, stolen, or simply misused. The best way to keep track of all medications is to keep them all in one place, check the expiration date and safely dispose of expired or unneeded medications
Communities of Care is committed to safe medication use. We carefully document all prescription medicines given and closely monitor and count narcotics to ensure that no medications are misused. We hope these resources help you keep track of your prescriptions and stay healthy.
Cover photo by Christina Victoria Craft via Unsplash, April 25, 2020
I’m Joan, and I know home care from the inside out.
I’ve navigated my daughter through 24/7 home care nursing and managed her PCA’s. I’ve helped my parents move into (and out of) assisted living, Medicare episodes, skilled nurse visits, home health aids, and PCAs. Sandwiched in all of that, I’ve helped coordinate home care equipment and supplies, physical therapists, occupational therapists, county workers, and medications (oh, the medications). I know emergency departments, children’s hospitals, cancer wards, cardiac floors, and specialty units. I can recite health insurance policies (and call their bluff).
I know a lot of other things in life too, like Shakespeare, where to sit to see a great sunset over a lake, how to keep myself healthy, how to read a profit/loss statement and state statutes, when to use a comma, and that gratitude is one of the keys to success.
So I’m going to have this blog and write about home care from time to time. I’ll include topics like current legislation, professional boundaries in a tricky environment, and being a caregiver. I’ll also post some guest blogs from clients and nurses.
Join me in the conversation.