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charlenecharlene Member Posts: 555 Pioneering
if a Pharmasist makes  you up a weekly dosette box which director should be ticked.  Forgive me if I have the name wrong.
When the going gets tough, the tough get going.

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  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,355 Disability Gamechanger
    @charlene, from memory I think it was question two, but on the application form one of the questions is can you take medication on your own without being reminded or helped. So read the question relating to this and tick the box relevant to your condition and state why you need and use this method of taking your medication because you will be asked why you do this at your F2F. Good luck.
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi charlene

    A dosette box might be classed as an aid but it is of little use as is only worth one point

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • susan48susan48 Member Posts: 2,229 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi Charlene,
    I put that I use a dosette box and need call/help to fill it and take meds. As CR says I got 1 point.

     I got more points for this at Appeal but 1point might be the difference between getting or not getting an award.

    Susan
  • charlenecharlene Member Posts: 555 Pioneering
    My Pharmasist makes up my dosette box.  You would think it was worth more than one point.  If I am correct I have 14 points, and yes 1 point can make all the difference in getting an award and not.
    When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
  • susan48susan48 Member Posts: 2,229 Disability Gamechanger
    I hope you get the award.
    thinking about it, it would help me to have the pharmacist make up mine, some meds a months supply and the other 2 weekly and I get confused.
    Do I need to ask my gp about this or the pharmacist?

    Susan
  • charlenecharlene Member Posts: 555 Pioneering
    I had a word with my doctor first, explained I was in a right pickle trying to remember taking what and when.  He referred me to the pharmacist and had a short interview and bingo.  The pharmacy will also delivery yours meds.
    When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
  • charlenecharlene Member Posts: 555 Pioneering
    Also I feel every little help, if you tell someone you get confused, have a bad memory little things like having a dosette box made up for you, reinforces what you are saying.
    When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
  • susan48susan48 Member Posts: 2,229 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks Charlene,
    The ladies in the chemist where I get meds get confused so no chance for me, I need to write on the box and they try there best to remind me.

    I will write myself a note to ask the doctor 

    Susan
  • charlenecharlene Member Posts: 555 Pioneering
    Lol all the best.
    When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
  • susan48susan48 Member Posts: 2,229 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks, you too
  • WaylayWaylay Member Posts: 949 Pioneering
    I got no points for having a rosette box because I fill it myself. Of course, 1/2 the time I don't fill it, and then I screw my meds up. :/
  • susan48susan48 Member Posts: 2,229 Disability Gamechanger
    Waylay 
    I was lucky then to get 1 point, I have to be supervised to fill it but I’m going to ask my doctor about getting the pharmacist to do it, Charlene’s posts 

    Susan
  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,355 Disability Gamechanger
    Keep taking the pills safely, best wishes to all our loyal and helpful members.
  • charlenecharlene Member Posts: 555 Pioneering
    That brought a smile to my face Waylaying.  I would sit here normally on a Saturday, doing exactly what you did.
    When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
  • lillybellelillybelle Member Posts: 469 Pioneering
    I forget if I’ve taken meds therefore hubby allways gives them to me.
    cant have a box because they go soft and no good if left out of the packet.
    got awarded no points
  • susan48susan48 Member Posts: 2,229 Disability Gamechanger
    That’s a shame, lillybelle,
    but as you still need help, your hubby, to be able to take medication, you still need help regardless of what it is

    Susan

  • lillybellelillybelle Member Posts: 469 Pioneering
    Yes, you would assume so.
    however assessor didn’t agree.
    ive not had final decision letter yet, just report.
    going to ring DWP tomorrow and ask to speak to a decision maker. I am going to make them aware of the parts that I think are wrong
  • susan48susan48 Member Posts: 2,229 Disability Gamechanger
    Let me know what they sai, it would be interesting.
    im no expert or been in here long but in sure CR or other could help you.

    good luck x
  • WaylayWaylay Member Posts: 949 Pioneering
    Argh! I *hate* them. Usually my hatred is reserved for abusive ex-stepfather and abusive ex-fiance, but in the past 8 years it has widened to include a very large number of people (DWP, ATOS, Maximus, Capita, a very small number of Tribunal members).
  • maid08maid08 Member Posts: 307 Member
    my meds sit on unit if i put them out myself as i go to get a drink then sit down to watch teli i then get asked if i took my tabs yes i say??say two hours later ?why are they on the unit then so now they are sorted and given to me i can remmber last week but not ten mins ago
  • maid08maid08 Member Posts: 307 Member
    Waylay said:
    Argh! I *hate* them. Usually my hatred is reserved for abusive ex-stepfather and abusive ex-fiance, but in the past 8 years it has widened to include a very large number of people (DWP, ATOS, Maximus, Capita, a very small number of Tribunal members).
    i hate everyone these days  not fair really as i tore into lad doing my blue badge cos he said i did not have correct paperwork but he told me to bring it  his mistake i had correct in first place thats me done for day then i just cant calm down
  • whistleswhistles Member Posts: 1,590 Disability Gamechanger
    Mine is ordered, collected, made up and supervised. I scored zero.
    The assessor felt I had no cognitive, mental, intellectual blah blah issues when he saw me briefly for 90 minutes.
    Just because you have someone do something doesn't mean they will agree.
    That point wouldn't help me. 

    I struggle with stairs- it says that's outside the scope of pip. 
    Do not follow me, I don't know where I am going.
  • charlenecharlene Member Posts: 555 Pioneering
    Hello Whistles, why are stairs/steps outside of Pip
    When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
  • charlenecharlene Member Posts: 555 Pioneering
    My assessment went a very different route to which I was applying to opinion for. It actually turned into one of mental health. Weird.
    When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
  • charlenecharlene Member Posts: 555 Pioneering
    Sorry, opinion should read pip
    When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
  • charlenecharlene Member Posts: 555 Pioneering
    A few years ago, I went through a good few weeks of being 'as high as a kite'. I would talk to anyone and everyone, and life was so good.   A friend actually even asked me if I was alright, couldn't stop talking.  I expect by now you all know what I am going to say lol.  I had been given new meds and I misread the instructions and was doubling the amount of tabs, I was taking.
    When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    The 1 point is of little use unless you also score 3 points for needing assistance getting in or out of a bath or shower. These are the only two descriptors that have uneven points

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • charlenecharlene Member Posts: 555 Pioneering
    I would have thought taking your meds safely, was more important than using a shoe horn or sock horn (2 pets).
    When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
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