I have booked 2 nights of respite for next week- I am really tired - usually up 8-10 times per night - hubby has not slept for more than 90 mins on a good night since September and like many of us I am sleep depleted. So have been looking forward to a little break visiting my Dad.
BUT the care agency have just told me they cannot crush tablets without a doctors letter. My husband’s swallowing first thing in the morning is awful and it was taking 45 mins of coughing and choking to get the tabs down. So in March i consulted SALT and Pharmacist asking best approach and which tablets are safe to do so the ones that cannot be crushed are given later in the day. There are not liquid substitutes for most of the tablets. No GP appt for Mon and Tue so my break looks under threat!
My understanding was that if a person knows and agrees to having crushed tablets and it is safe to crush them
it is acceptable to do so. I am not concealing any medication and my hubby a retired doctor is aware of every med he takes.