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The Veltus family, from left, Julie Veltus, her husband, Randy Williams and their sons, Nick and Max.

What does compliance packaging mean to Julie Veltus?

It means a safe and reliable system for managing the 30 medications her son, Nick, needs to live.

In other words, a saner and safer life for her and her entire family.

Nick, 27, has Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy. To manage the condition, he takes 30 medications administered 12 times during the day.

For most of his life, keeping track of, ordering and refilling Nick’s medications was pretty much of a nightmare for the Mount Pleasant family, said Nick’s mother, Julie Veltus.

“I was so stressed, going to so many pharmacies and juggling everything,” she said. “Pharmacies would run out of his medications or we had to hound them for refills.”

About six years ago Veltus found out about compliance packaging and other pharmacy services offered by Good Value Pharmacy in Kenosha and found it was a game changer for the whole family.

Veltus said they are impressed with the clarity of the medication packaging, automatic refills and pharmacist communication.

“The nice thing is that different physicians can put in orders,” she said. “Our CNAs and other caregivers can easily see the time to dose and even with multiple caregivers, we never make a mistake with medications,” Veltus said.

To further her peace of mind, GVP emails the family to alert them to changes in pharmacy staff and handles billing details with Medicaid, added Veltus.

“I didn’t know there was something that would be something so much better for us; this partnership is incredible, it has so improved our lives.”