Offer Meds With Positive Attitude

 Tip # 32 Contributed By: Resident Care Manager Ann
Offer Meds With Positive Attitude

I try to make the process of taking medications a positive experience. It starts with attitude and I have found that a smile goes a long way. I watch as the person takes their med. Are they hesitant? If so, they may have a swallowing problem. In that case, I can ask the doctor if there is a smaller pill or a liquid alternative. If they resist taking the med, I don’t argue. Instead, I politely move on, then come back in 15 minutes and try again. spacer
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