Does the person I am caring for need medication? If so, which medication, and how do I get hold of it?
How can you help? Who else can help?
- Your GP can give information about
this, and prescribe it. If the person is in hospital or a hospice, the doctor
looking after them can discuss medication with you.
- The pharmacist can also give
information about different medications.
- The person’s doctor can also
suggest using alternative ways of giving the medicine if the person has difficulty
swallowing or keeping it down.
- Your doctor/ nurse may arrange
for you to have extra ‘just in case’ medicines at home so that these can be
given if needed.