Prescribed medicines are administered by the nursing staff or senior staff. If you are able and wish to administer your own medication you may do so, a lockable container for medication is provided with a key, which you can retain, unless the reason for not doing so is written in the care plan. The Manager needs to know this for the Drug Control Register, and the client will be required to sign a form stating they wish to administer their own medication, and this will be placed in the residents file. We can support those wishing to self medicate and this can be discussed at the care planning stage.
Medication 5th June 2017