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Access to tablets

How would someone living alone and with arthritis or similar condition in their hands manage to open those screw top bottles that need to be pressed down and then turned before they open or those tablets in sealed foil containers.

Anyone have any sensible answers ?

Smiley

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Re: Access to tablets

Stand bottle on table, put the back of the hand down on the bottle so that the arm and wrist can push down on it, hodl the bottle with the other hand and with as much downward force as possible, twist the hand that is on top of the bottle.

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Re: Access to tablets

Pez dispensers, 'nuff said... Grin

alanf
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Re: Access to tablets

Pharmacist may be able to dispense in more appropriate packing.

 Although it is generally a no no to store medicines other than in their original packaging there are machines that dispense tablets at pre-set times and these are approved. They are primarily to ensure that elderly people don't forget to take their tablets or forget that they have taken them and double-dose themselves. This would require someone else to fill the machine for the patient.

http://www.pivotell.co.uk/

Minivanman
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Re: Access to tablets

A quick check on line and you'll find jar and packet easy openers? Smiley

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Re: Access to tablets

@twocvbloke

Pez dispensers, grandchildren, and granddad's tablets in one that looks like a star wars character? 

I don't think so Wink

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Re: Access to tablets

I have arthritic knuckles and until you can't open these things you just don't realise how difficult they can be. The problem I have is I can't grip, I can't make a fist because my knuckles are so large. I can use openers for jars and they work really well but small containers or bottles are really difficult to open, then add in the difficulty of child proof openings.

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Re: Access to tablets


Minivanman wrote:

@twocvbloke

Pez dispensers, grandchildren, and granddad's tablets in one that looks like a star wars character? 

I don't think so Wink


 

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Someone forgot their sense of humour... Crazy

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Re: Access to tablets

Not at all, which is why I added the wink? Smiley

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Re: Access to tablets

Many older people use these; a relative, friend, or visiting nurse, homehelp, etc. can help fill the relevant compartments on a weekly basis.  http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/7-DAY-PILL-WALLET-MEDICATION-BOX-ORGANISER-HOLDER-STORAGE-TRAVEL-PILL-DISP...