Time Of Your Life Vacations is committed to providing a safe environment for all our travelers and have the following medication policy in place:
All travelers MUST follow this policy:
Our staff members and travel coordinators will assist travelers requiring help with their medication administration. All traveler’s medication(s) MUST be pre-poured!
Failure to pre-pour medications prior to a Time Of Your Life Vacations vacation/ trip will result in a traveler(s) being turned away from the vacation /trip at the time of check-in and not be eligible for a refund.
Travelers bringing Oxygen on trips must contact our office prior to the vacation/trip to confirm arrangements. Travelers requiring insulin injections or medications needing refrigerated, must contact our office prior to registration to confirm arrangements.
Medication in pill bottles, metal boxes or blister packs will NOT be accepted!
An extra day’s supply of medications must be sent in case of emergency or trip delay for any overnight vacation/trip.
All medications must be given to the Time Of Your Life Vacations staff member / travel coordinator upon arrival at your pick-up point. Medications cannot not be packed in a Traveler’s suitcase.
Liquids, drops, creams, and inhalants must be sent in their original container with clear instructions.
A master list of special instructions regarding medications (i.e. blood glucose tests, blood pressure meters, meds that need to be refrigerated, etc.) need to be given to the Time Of Your Life Vacations staff member / travel coordinator upon arrival at your pick-up point.
Medications cannot not be packed in a Traveler’s suitcase.
Pre-poured medication means that travelers(s) medications are placed into an envelope or other singular package by individual doses. Each envelope or singular package should be labeled with the traveler’s full name, medication name(s), medication dosage and day & time to be taken. For information on pre-poured medication packets, please visit your pharmacist, or a website such as PillPack.com. Should you have any questions, please contact The Time Of Your Life Vacations office.
Medication Policy Frequently Asked Questions:
Can my pharmacy pre-pour my medications for me? Yes! Most pharmacies can package your medications; this is sometimes referred to as “trip meds”. Speak with your pharmacy to see if this will be an option. You may also use a website such as PillPack.com.
I have PRN medications that I do not take every day but would need to have with me on a trip for emergencies. What do I do with them? (PRN medications are given on as “as needed” basis for specific signs & symptoms.) You will pre-pour your PRN medications just like your regular medication, but you will label “PRN” on your singular package. Upon check-in to the bus, let the Time Of Your Life Vacations Travel Coordinator know that you have a PRN aside from your regular medications.
I administer my own medications. I do not need the Time Of Your Life Vacations Travel Coordinator to administer my medications for me. Do I still need to pre-pour my medications? No. You do not have to pre-pour your medications if you administer your own medications. Travelers who self-administer medications do not turn their medications over to the Travel Coordinator. Only travelers who would like to have the Travel Coordinator assist and help administer their medications for them need to pre-pour their medications.
I take my medication at times outside of the “normal” time frames that medications are usually taken. What do I do? The most common times people take medication is at 8 a.m., Noon, 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 8 p.m., & 10 p.m. However, if you take medication(s) outside those timeframes, mark the exact time you take it on your singular package. The Travel Coordinators will help assist and administer your medication at the time listed on your singular package. Examples: 6:30 a.m., 11 p.m., etc.
I have a “special instruction” that goes with one of my medications. What do I do with that information? Sometimes medications come with “special instructions” such as, “take with food”, “take before breakfast”, “take 30 minutes prior...”, etc. If there is room on your singular package, please write the special instruction under the medication it belongs to. If there is not room on your singular package, include the “special instruction” on the MAR, home visit sheet, or on note paper. Upon check-in to the trip, notify the Travel Coordinator of the “special instruction”.
Not all of my medications that I take at a specific time fit into my singular package. What do I do? Choose singular packages that will best accommodate your medication size & quantity. If you take multiple medications during one time frame, choose a larger singular package to ensure all your medications fit into it properly and you have enough room on the package to label it. If necessary, you may use multiple singular packages. Please remember to label all singular packages accordingly!
I have a medication that is not in a pill or tablet form. What do I do with it? Travelers that require liquid medications, inhalers, insulin, oxygen, or any other form of medication that is not in a pill or tablet form will need to contact the Time Of Your Life Vacations Office office prior to the vacation/trip to make arrangements. All medications, including liquid, inhalers, insulin, and oxygen should still be listed on the home visit sheets, MAR, or other notes and be given to the Travel Coordinator upon check-in to the vacation/trip.