Reader Q&A: Who Should Manage Medications?

One of our readers, Lynn, posted a comment to our article on why you need to understand medication management. It’s a good question, and it makes sense to share the answer with the broader audience. Lynn asks:

Ryan, my parents are now in an Assisted Living Community. I’ve been told that they must turn over administration of their meds to the Nurse. Problem is, that there is constantly problems with the meds given by the nurse, ie. meds from another patient, not given at proper time, cannot identify the pill, not all prescriptions given. They tell me that this is a Federally mandated law that my parents cannot self administer, is this true?
We live in Tennessee.

Thanks
Lynn

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