Managing medications and equipment needs

Your needs can change, sometimes quickly, during a serious illness. And that can mean an immediate change in appropriate medications, medical supplies and equipment.

For example, your doctors may adjust the type, dosage or frequency of a medication at any moment. Hospice of the Panhandle will communicate such changes with your pharmacy. Also, our nurses monitor and manage your prescription schedule to make sure you’re taking the right medication at the right time.

In addition, changes in needs for medical equipment and supplies may occur as a disease progresses. You may shift from using a cane, to a walker, to a wheelchair. New needs may arise for a hospital bed, shower chair or bedside commode. Hospice of the Panhandle manages delivery and setup of the right equipment wherever the patient calls home.