Keeping medication safe at home
Why would you need a medical safe box? Many people get to a stage in their lives where they need to keep medication safe at home. It might be because there are ongoing health issues that need to be supported by prescribed medication. It could be that children you care for, or elderly relatives have specific needs with medication that need to be addressed daily, or even several times a day. It is a common thing that many people will have to consider at some stage in their lives, but the one thing that we can often dismiss is the safety aspect of having such medications under your roof.
Every family is different, and every requirement for medication and storage will have a different story attached to it. However, what every family has in common is that it is important to keep medication safe and out of the hands of others it could harm. This is when a medisafe – a medical safe box – is important to consider. But what are the main reasons and thoughts surrounding this decision to consider medical storage? Here are a few things to consider.
It isn’t just you that may need the access
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.
There needs to be extra security to keep medication safe
Many medications offer serious risk if others are exposed to it, 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 medisafe 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 medisafe to help keep things safe.
- Keep the 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.
Let’s hope that sharing some tips and advice helps you to keep medication safe at home.
To read more about how to medicines safe within the home – head to another of our blogs: Medication Box for Medicine Management | Lockabox Medical