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Upcoming Therap MAR Module Changes

On May 14th, 2023, Therap will be planning to make all MARs older than one month read only. This will be a temporary adjustment while Therap works on the application behind the scenes. During this time, you’ll be able to view the old MARs, but no changes or edits can be made to a MAR created from March 2023 or older. April MARs can be edited, andthere will be no impact to the current and future MARs.

Tips and tricks to maintaining the person you support MAR:

1. Ensure you log medication administration on the MAR within the 1-hour window. This follows Support, Inc.’smedical administration policy and provides documentation that the person you support receives their medications as they are ordered.
2. After attending a medical appointment, please submit consultation forms and any order changes within 24-hours of the appointment. This ensures your MAR is always updated. During Therap’s update the nurse team has a narrow window to update MAR’s with order changes.
3. When you create the MAR for the new month, go line by line to verify the medications you have in the home match the MAR. Pay close attention to medication strength on the MAR vs what the pharmacy has provided you. For example, if the MAR says furosemide (Lasix) 20 mg tablet, take 1 tablet daily by mouth but the pharmacy has provided you with furosemide (Lasix) 10 MG tablets, take 2 tablets daily. If you identify any discrepancies, please contact your RPC immediately so the MAR can be corrected.
4. On the 1st day of each month, pull up your previous month’s MAR and double check you have signed off for all medications, treatments and logged all controlled drug counts. Sometimes we go back and realize Therap didn’t save our work so this is a great habit to adopt to double check the MAR is complete before the new month starts.

If you have any questions, concerns or need assistance please don’t hesitate to reach out to your Residential Program Coordinator.