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How online pharmacies can help in elder healthcare

... How online pharmacies can help in elder healthcare Health, Pharmacy, NHS, Eldercare, Patient care, Advertorial If it's difficult for your older friends or family to get out of the house then using an online pharmacy for certain medications and to fulfil prescriptions can be ...

What can a pharmacist do for your parent?

... What can a pharmacist do for your parent? pharmacist, nhs, eldercare, pharmacy, communication, patient care Pharmacists can do more for our parents now than ever. Whilst they don't offer the same expertise as a doctor they can certainly ensure that our parents ...

How can retailers become truly dementia-friendly?

... internally at Tesco and in the wider community. Specifically, regarding helping customers with dementia we have: Raised awareness amongst colleagues in the pharmacy Provided training on dementia via Tesco Academy Displayed information about dementia in and around our pharmacies during Dementia Week (17-23 May 2015) ...

Tips on extracting your parent from hospital

... the bed can be given to someone else, but there are still jobs to be done like getting medications prescribed and retrieved from the pharmacy. By the same token, find a space in the long-term car park and be prepared to feed the meter. The half-hour ...

How to help your parent prevent heart disease

... want to keep a closer eye on their blood pressure they can buy a validated blood pressure monitor suitable for home use from their local pharmacy or other registered manufacturers. They will need to be validated regularly to ensure they are continuing to give an accurate picture, but ...

Tips on getting the right care at home

... carer can't pop a pill into a clients' mouth but can ask if they have taken their medication, and will liaise with the pharmacy to provide appropriate pill dispensers. How do we decide what sort of care is best for our parents? That's best determined following ...

Christmas gift ideas for grandparents and older parents 2016

... conditioner. Fenjal claims to be very popular with the over 70s and offers a range of products, available from Boots and many independent pharmacies. When we reviewed the products it was interesting to find few takers for bath oil people of all ages seem to prefer to ...

Will the "Friends and Family Test" make a difference to hospital care?

... communication between a great number of groups inpatient wards, outpatient departments, consultants, doctors, nursing staff, GPs, district nurses, pharmacies, patients, carers and families there's plenty of room for error and omission. Those are the sort of things that we, ...

Christmas gifts for our parents

... parts warm in dropping temperatures. For a few ideas to help those with mobility issues, pain or just feeling the cold, Lloyds Pharmacy Better Life range includes heated foot warmers (with or without shiatsu massage), capes, gloves and cushions. Standard heated blankets ...

How to prepare for your parent moving in

... issues ensuring they stick to a routine will mean there's no confusion over dosage as their treatment progresses. Transferring their prescription to your local pharmacy as well as placing them on the patient list of your GP surgery will help make the move a smooth one. Can your ...