Medication Adherence: Benefits of medication or myMedPack packaging
Medication adherence, or taking medications correctly, involves factors such as getting prescriptions filled, remembering to take medications on time, and understanding and following the directions of the medication. Medication adherence can affect quality and length of life, health outcomes, and overall healthcare costs. The failure to take medications as prescribed (or non-adherence) is as dangerous and costly as many illnesses. According to the APhA Foundation, 75% of adults are non-adherent in one or more ways, and 10-25% of hospital visits or nursing home admissions are due to non-adherent behavior*. If you find yourself forgetting to take medication on time, tired of carrying multiple pill bottles around, or just want to find a more convenient way to take your medication: medication packaging may benefit you!
Medication packaging is a versatile program that allows your medications to be packaged down to time of day, helping you take the right medications at the right time. The packaging includes a detailed description with the patient’s name, the date and time the medications are to be taken, and which medications to take at that time. Benefits of medication packaging include being easy to open, eliminating missed and double doses, and it is a convenient alternative to pill boxes.
Who could benefit from medication packaging? EVERYONE! Seniors can stay independent longer by letting the pharmacy manage their multiple daily medications, and students get a jump start on learning healthy habits they will carry with them their whole lives. Daycares and school nurses love the ease of strip packaging, too! Finally, travelers can easily pack their meds for just the days they will be gone.
Do you or a loved one often forget to take certain medications at the right time? Are you tired of carrying around multiple pill bottles every time you travel? We now offer a NEW medication packaging program called myMedPack. Talk with one of our staff members at Sinks Pharmacy today or call 888-269-8404!