In the old days, we use to go inside the dining room and give patients their medications. Now I have discovered that it is against the rules now. I am always hearing that is is always best to give medications with food. At my LTC, we cannot go into the dining room, we can't have our med carts outside the dining room either. We cannot give pills out to the patients sitting out in the lobby. Also I was told that blood sugars and insulin cannot be given in the hallways. So it's kind of if the patient is not in their room for their 5pm meds then they will get them late the time being whenever they choose to return to their rooms. Some don't choose to return to their rooms until 9pm or later. So how do you give out your 5pm meds when no one is in their rooms?