Yes and No. 

If you weren't trained and certified in medication assistance within a Certificate 3 or 4 (or similar course), we recommend you complete training in "medication assistance".

You are allowed to assist with the administration of medicines as long as you don't prescribe them yourself. You can help Members to take their medication just like a normal family member would (such as preparing pill allocations based on exactly prescribed dosages, and / or giving someone their pills to take with some water). 

Some activities are requested in personal care roles. If requested, you may help with: 

  • Medication via tablet (orally)
  • Medication via suppository
  • Medication via creams
  • Medication via injection or IV (if you're a qualified & registered nurse).
If you want extra clarification, we recommend you ask for specific permission in writing from the Member and from their Medical Practioner, to confirm that you're legally able to help in administering the medication. If receiving 'on the job training' directly by a Member, we recommend you ask them to sign a letter to acknowledge they have trained you for this. You're always in control of any services you'll offer.