Medication Safety for your Loved One

How are medications determined for residents living at Menno Home and Menno Hospital?

At Menno Hospital, prescriptions and over the counter medications must be provided by Abbotsford Regional Hospital Pharmacy.

At Menno Home, prescriptions and over the counter medications must be provided by Rexall Pharmacy.

Menno Place respects the decision of both pharmacists and doctors not to administer medications that cannot be identified accurately by the Pharmacist. It is our responsibility to follow these professional standards of practice and Medication Administration policies and procedures. All medications are packaged in accordance with the requirements of the Residential Care Regulations and Pharmacy bylaws. Our greatest concern is the health and safety of our residents.

What kinds of medications need the approval of these physicians and pharmacists?

  • Creams, ointments, liquids, drops, patches and pills.
  • Over-the-counter non-prescription items such as Vicks Vapour Rub, cough syrup, laxatives, creams to treat pain (Voltaren, A5-35)
  • Homeopathic Remedies such as vitamins, herbs or creams

What do I do if I have a supply of medications for a resident that isn’t delivered through the above pharmacies?

You are asked to bring the current supply of medications to the nurse upon moving into Menno Home or Menno Hospital. Once living at Menno Home or Menno Hospital, ensure that the nurse has received all medications, over-the-counter items and other homeopathic remedies.

How are medications delivered to residents of Menno Home and Menno Hospital?

Our care homes have daily delivery from the above pharmacies. All the medications that are given at Menno Home and Menno Hospital are prescribed by your physician and administered by the nurses.

Where can I store medications for my loved one?

Medication must be stored in a locked medication room. Please bring medications to the nurse if you would like your loved one to receive a medication.