Friday, July 18, 2008

Home Instead Senior Care's Operation Medicine Cabinet

Here's what you need to know:

WHAT: Disposal of expired or no-longer-needed medication. Simply drive up and give your medication to Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies, who are donating their time to serve the community. Or stick around enjoy juice and donuts provided by Alegent Home Health and Hospice.

WHEN: July 19, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

WHERE: 78th & Dodge, north side.

WHY: Safety, personal and societal.

Some senior citizens have a half-dozen or more prescriptions. They become confused about which ones to take and which should be discarded. They take the wrong medication, or they get frustrated and skip them all together.

The number one cause of hospitalization for senior citizens is a mistake involving medication. Operation Medicine Cabinet encourages people to sort through their medication and prevent such occurences.

For society, Operation Mecicine Cabinet will guarantee that medications are disposed of without entering the water supply or leaching out of landfills. The Douglas County Sheriff will properly destroy medication collected at Operation Medicine Cabinet.

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