Simplifying medications is not impossible, and we're here to help.
Whether you are on multiple medications or you are caring for someone who is, it's important to know that there are simpler solutions for managing more than one prescription at a time.
Debbie, an Indiana County resident, witnessed first-hand how difficult it can be when she and her family noticed how her father-in-law struggle to remember what medications to take and when.
"Even when he had all the pill bottles lined up in order, he still had a hard time keeping it all straight," Debbie said, "no matter how much we would help him."
Patients with chronic conditions who need to take multiple medications often run the risk of missing a medication or taking it incorrectly, as was the case with Debbie's father-in-law. The good news is there are solutions.
Once he was switched over to Gatti Pharmacy's specialty packaging service (pictured above), which is a packet that organizes all medications by day and time, he was able to improve his situation and take his medications more easily.
"It simplified the process for him," Debbie said.
She added that it also helped that the packets could be torn off either by row or individually because he travels a lot.
At no extra cost, Gatti Pharmacy patients can take advantage of this free service just like Debbie's father-in-law did. Patients simply pay the cost of their copay, and most insurances are accepted, the same as with our traditional prescription service.
"Our hope is to reduce the number of health issues that arise when patients incorrectly take their medications, whether that is forgetting to take them or taking too many at once," said Stephanie Smith Cooney, Pharm D., Gatti Pharmacy owner.
If you or someone you care for may benefit from our free special packaging, please ask a pharmacy team member about signing up.
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