Medications

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Medication List
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Overview

You can add the resident's medications to the system, so that the system can remind them when it's time to take it. You can set rules to notify you or other caregivers based on med compliance. There are a few steps that must be taken before the reminders can begin:

  • Add the medications to the system
  • Add the schedule for when each medication should be taken
  • Set how the reminders will be triggered

This help screen provides information about how to add the medications. This is a task typically done by caregivers, or residents who are relatively independent. If done at the Touchscreen, it requires knowing the System PIN. If done remotely, through the Care Menu, it requires a user account for the Online Care Portal.

Medication Lookup Screen

Adding a Medication

There are two different ways to add medications to your loved one's system. One way is to enter the medications directly from your loved one's touchscreen. The other option is to enter the medications remotely from an Internet-connected computer, through the Care Menu. You can use the method that you prefer or find more convenient. You may enter some schedules using one method, and others using the other method. As far as the system is concerned, they are equivalent.

1. Add the Medication at the Touchscreen

  • At the Touchscreen, press the "Settings" button
  • Enter the 4-digit System PIN (which is set, and can be viewed, on the Advanced Settings screen in the Care Menu)
  • Press the "Medication" button
  • Any medications and schedules that you have already added will be listed on the screen
  • Press the "Add Medication" button
  • You have two choices:

Search for the medication in a database:

  • Enter either the brand name of the drug (e.g. Synthroid), or the generic name (e.g. Levothyroxine), or the NDC code if you have it (sometimes it is listed on the prescription label)
  • Press the "Search" button
  • Select the medication from the list of choices
  • Don't worry if any of the information about the medication you selected doesn't match your loved one's medication. You will be able to overwrite any of the information.

Enter the medication information yourself:

  • Press the "Skip Lookup/Manual Entry" button
  • Enter or change any of the information displayed (only fields that are highlighted are required)
  • Press the "Next" button to advance through the screens
  • On the final screen, you can begin to enter the schedule for when to take the medication
  • Press the "Save" button when you are done

2. Add the Medication Through the Care Menu

Adding a medication from the Care Menu is very similar to adding it from the touchscreen. If you enter the medication from the Care Menu, you can do it from any location, using any computer that is connected to the internet. To add a medication:

  • Log in to the Online Care Portal
  • Open the Care Menu
  • Click the "Medication" icon
  • Click the "New Medication" button
  • The rest is similar to the directions for entering medications from the touchscreen. Click the "Submit" button to save your entry.

Medication Details

Editing a Medication

To edit a medication:

  • At the Touchscreen, press the "Settings" button
  • Enter the 4-digit System PIN (which is set, and can be viewed, on the Advanced Settings screen in the Care Menu)
  • Press the "Medication" button
  • Any medications and schedules that you have already added will be listed on the screen
  • Press on the medication that you want to edit
  • Press the "Edit Medication" button
  • Change any information you need to change, then press the "Next" button, until you are finished

Deleting a Medication

When you delete a medication, any schedules associated with it will be deleted automatically, so you will not need to do that. The record of when the medication was and wasn't taken in the past will be kept. To delete a medication:

  • At the Touchscreen, press the "Settings" button
  • Enter the 4-digit System PIN (which is set, and can be viewed, on the Advanced Settings screen in the Care Menu)
  • Press the "Medication" button
  • Any medications and schedules that you have already added will be listed on the screen
  • Press on the medication that you want to delete
  • Press the "Delete Medication" button
  • Press the "Yes" button to confirm that you want to delete the medication

Viewing a Medication

Your loved one can view medication details from the touchscreen Main Menu. To view a medication:

  • At the Touchscreen, press the "Main Menu" icon to display the menu
  • Press the "Medication" button
  • Any medications and schedules that you have already added will be listed on the screen
  • Press on the medication that you want to view
  • Press the "Close" button when you are finished