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Pharmacy’s Role Enhancing Health in Care Homes

Pharmacy’s Role Enhancing Health in Care Homes

Care homes are far more than just a place for the elderly and vulnerable to live in. They provide essential care and support that the resident would not be able to access otherwise. All aspects of their daily life are looked after, including their medications. As we get older, we

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Why Partner with a Care Home Pharmacy?

Why Partner with a Care Home Pharmacy?

Every care home strives to provide the highest standard of care for their patients. They have a wide range of responsibilities from medical care, to providing nutrition, to ensuring each patient’s social and emotional needs are being met. It is no short order providing this comprehensive level of care and

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Benefits of care home pharmacy services

Benefits Of Care Home Pharmacy Services

When compared with the rest of the population, the elderly tend to take more medications each day. The more medications a person takes, the more likely it is for them to make mistakes. This becomes even more of a concern if the patient has cognitive issues. When people are put

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Guide to Working in Care Homes

Guide To Working In Care Homes

The roles of pharmacists have greatly expanded over the years. A cornerstone of community health, pharmacists have the skills to provide essential services that used to only be available in GP surgeries. Their diverse expertise makes them a vital resource for care homes. One of the greatest benefits is on-site,

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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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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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The Impact of care homes pharmacy services in nursing homes

The Impact Of Care Homes Pharmacy Services In Nursing Homes

Pharmacists are a vital part of our healthcare system and are able to provide health services that used to only be available from a GP surgery. They are qualified healthcare professionals who can treat minor illnesses and can provide wellbeing advice. Some of the services they offer are medication review

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