I work in a long term care facility and more specifically, personal care. We have a question at our facility about what to do when a resident goes out for the day or overnight. Does your facility send a resident's meds out with the resident or play "catch up" upon return. We usually order specific leave of absence meds for our residents to take when they go out. The problem is that the families do not tell us ahead of time that they intend on taking their family member out. My question is about the packaging. Do you send the month supply that we get from the pharmacy or do you order an extra set of med specifically for the leave of absence. What do you send if a resident only uses the three month mail order pharmacies? Do your residents or families sign out that they are taking the meds? In PA, nurses are not allowed to repackage the meds to send out because we are not pharmacists. Please tell me how you handle the med issue so we can be better prepared for Christmas. Thank you!