Category: Care Home

Helping Seniors Stay Active in a Care Home Setting

Helping Seniors Stay Active in a Care Home Setting?

Did you know that almost 70% of UK citizens turning 65 will end up needing long-term care at some point in their lives? It’s important to make sure that while they’re living there, your aging loved one stays active and healthy.  When we say active, we mean both physically and

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Enhanced Health in Care Homes How is it For You

Enhanced Health in Care Homes: How is it For You?

Reactive care home services are becoming a thing of the past.  As we move forward in time, the “one size fits all” approach to care home services to residents is quickly fading into the distance.  A more proactive approach to care has made its way to the forefront, and this

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Pharmacy’s Role Enhancing Health in Care Homes

Pharmacy’s Role Enhancing Health in Care Homes

A 2009 study found that when pharmacists take responsibility for medicines, the quality of life for care home residents increases. As specialists in medications, their knowledge can help care homes reduce waste, improve efficiency, and prevent serious injury. On average, care home residents fall several times per year. Age and

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Helping Care Homes Make Medications Safer

Helping Care Homes Make Medications Safer

In 2020, a medical journal published a study that revealed there are over 237 million medication errors each year in England. In addition to causing over 1700 deaths every year, these errors cost the NHS almost 100 million annually. Some medication errors are linked to hospitals and GPs, but the

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How does PTMD work with care homes

How does PTMD work with care homes?

PTMD are a key healthcare partner in the care home sector, offering 24/7 holistic healthcare support and pharmacy services to multiple care homes across the UK.  Care home services are a major part of what we do and who we are and our pharmacy care service offers established and professional

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The Impact of Pharmacists Working in Care Homes Services

The Impact of Pharmacists Working in Care Homes Services

Studies and pilot programmes have shown time and time again that there are a multitude of benefits when care homes partner with pharmacies. A pharmacist on staff greatly improves the health of patients whilst costs and medication errors go down. By having a pharmacist take over the duties relating to

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What Is A Care Home Pharmacy?

Care home managers and nurses tend to have a huge responsibility when it comes to prescriptions, assisting with medical needs and managing repeat prescriptions for residents and clients. As austerity has an increasing impact on services, many pharmacies may not look at partnering with care homes as a profitable venture.

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How To Care For Dementia Patients In Care Homes?

Having a relative diagnosed with dementia can be a heartbreaking experience for you both. At first, you may care for your relative yourself, then you may consider bringing in some supportive assistance and you may also consider placing your relative in a care home if your family member requires around the clock care.

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