How our medication safe can help care for elderly relatives at home?
Caring for an elderly relative at home although rewarding can be a hugely difficult task. This has been exacerbated by the Coronavirus pandemic and in particular the Lockdowns. The current situation means we are spending more time in our homes than ever before and that many of us are having to juggle multiple needs within our household. When caring for an elderly relative storing medications safely is a top priority. Our medication safe is the perfect modernised medicine cabinet to keep medicines locked away safely and securely, your very own lockable pill box.
How can Lockabox help?
Extending independence within the home with our medication safe
Our lockable pill boxes come in a variety of different colours, including a clear option. This can be great for the management of medication, you can see what you have inside the box, without having to open it. This can be helpful when needing to check for repeat prescriptions, especially if you or someone you care for is prone too forgetting where their medication is, as they can keep it all in one place, and easily check it, just by looking at the box. Our compact and hygienic medication safe can also be stored in the fridge for temperature-sensitive medicine, placed discreetly inside a bedside unit or close to an ensuite shower room. What is great about our medication safe is that it can be moved to the area of need whereby it can be tried and tested in a series of safe places until it has found its ideal home. Our medicine cabinet with lock can allow the person in your care to have increased independence whilst keeping others in the home safe.
Creating a safe home environment
Many medications offer serious risk if others are exposed to them, this is especially a cause for concern if there are young children in the house. Every year around 60,000 children can be brought to an emergency room or hospital because of medication poisoning. Accidents can happen but the main concern is how quickly these things can spiral out of control, especially if you happen to be out of the room or in another part of the house. Keeping medication safe is essential for the health and wellbeing of the whole family.
Our lockable pill box offers a secure and safe place to store medicine due to its three-digit combination lock. Its composition from medical-grade polycarbonate also makes it the perfect modernised medicine cabinet to keep medication safe.
Here are some safety tips to consider:
- Choose a Lockabox medical storage solution to help keep things safe.
- Keep the lockable pill box or storage method out of reach and sight of young children so there is no temptation.
- Close caps tightly and ensure that things are packaged away properly before storing them in your Lockabox.
This simple solution will create peace of mind for the entire family.
Creating easy collaboration with carers
Often when caring for family members within the home people need additional help from external professionals and carers. Having a safe and secure medical storage option can help to ensure that everyone who needs access to the medicine can do so, while ensuring that it stays safe and secure from others within the household who you want to prevent from accessing such items, such as children. In addition, the dial nature of the lock has been carefully designed so there are no keys necessary, making it easier for multiple carers to have access to the contents of the medicine safe.