As the older generation is living for longer than ever before, many of us will have a friend or relative who is living in a care home facility in the local area. Care homes offer older people, or those with medical requirements, as much independence as possible whilst ensuring they feel safe, protected, and well looked after. At Pharmacy to My Door, we offer care home services in Birmingham and the surrounding area to ensure residents receive the best possible pharmaceutical care.
One of the most significant tasks for any care home is organising the medicines of its residents. This can be complicated as many are on multiple daily medications which are subject to frequent variation. Organising and dispensing medicines is, therefore, a key task for care home staff and there is a lot of administration associated with this process not to mention the care and attention required over the identity of the drug and confirming the correct dosage.
Home healthcare services offer all the advantages of qualified professional care whilst allowing the recipient to remain in their home environment. They are an alternative to care home services and often the first choice of many people if they are given the option. Care may be tailored to the specific needs of the individual and can be short-term following an operation or long term to manage declining health and mobility.
When faced with finding a care home or nursing home for yourself or a family member, the choice can be overwhelming. Deciding where to live is not to be taken lightly, and there are some key factors to consider when viewing potential homes.
As the UK population lives longer and more and more pressure is being put on a National Health Service conceived over seventy years ago and desperately trying to adjust to monumental demand. Technology is being put to good use in the fight to update and streamline, to provide services which are fit for purpose, instantaneous and responsive.