Takes a lot of time though. Know from experience that slicing, taking out specific tablets and resealing these bags is fidgetty as all hell. However, if gma takes a nap (which if she is in severe pain will be often) they would have plenty of time. Sit down at the table, slit it over the pills you want, tape it up and move on. I am taking care of the third family member in 10 years. My brother would pull this with my mom.
To bring the meds to the house yes it had to be a nurse but prn meds can be taken by the patient without a nurse on hand. This was most likely a home aid worker (whether health v just homecare for ADLs, doesn’t really matter) since they are more likely to be present longer hours than a nurse is. They just needed access to the house. The patient already had the meds there. Plenty of patients have family and neighbors that steal home meds. Narcotic diversion is not limited to nurses.
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