My Dad's insurance insists on Walgreens and pill bottles, he pays only $2 out of pocket per prescription. My Dad's AL Memory Care charges a fee for med administration that is higher if the meds are not in blisterpacks. I don't see why blisterpacks are any better, since the AL's are required by state law to document on a chart when the doses are received anyway. My Dad is only on 4 medications and is charged $21/day even though there is a "med tech" on duty every day. I am concerned because at least this place give the optio for nown, some places insist on the blisterpacks which would raise my Dad's costs astronomically. I would like to see this trend stopped. When my father was in rehab they used blisterpacks, and the nurses (Rn) made mistakes on doseages even with them. I am concerned that the blisterpack trend is just an expensive fad. There is only one pharmacy that fills these orders and our local AL's are starting to all insist we use them-- I am concerned about the cost and it seems like a monopoly on the business for no reason.