The Role of a Pharmacist in a Care Home Pharmacy

The Role of a Pharmacist in a Care Home Pharmacy

Care homes are one of the biggest and most complex customers for any pharmacy. With constantly changing and often complicated medication needs, care homes rely on pharmacies to support their residents. PTMD have been involved in the development of the Pharmacy Program to help promote the seamless dispensing of medicines and avoid medication-related problems in home care. For the best and most professional care home pharmacy in Moreton-in-Marsh, contact PTMD.

How do Pharmacists support Care Homes?

Pharmacies are already supporting care homes by ensuring regular and rapid delivery of prescription medicines plus liaising with healthcare professionals to alter dosages and medications as needs change.

Organising all the admin and dispensing in the correct dosages saves time and human error, lightening the load on already busy care home staff.

What are the benefits of the Pharmacy Home Visit Program?

The Pharmacy Home Visit Progam is to encourage pharmacists to visit clients in their own home and to identify, resolve and prevent medication-related problems and help clients to remain in their own home for longer.

From a pharmacy perspective, this service increases client recruitment and home visits relieve some of the pressure on family, friends and professional carers.

There are lots of different ways a pharmacist can help organise medication routines which are perhaps becoming challenging. Here are just some of the benefits of a home visit:-

  • Regular medication reviews with the abiltiy to refer medicines that are causing problems like side effects back to the GP
  • The removal and disposal of medicines which are no longer required
  • The use of Dosette Boxes or pill organisers to help manage medicines and make it easier for the client to remember to take the correct tablets at the right time

The development of the Pharmacy Program supports residents in care homes and their caregivers but has also extended to people in their own homes, keen to stay there as long as possible with the right help. The Pharmacy Program helps to avoid medication-related problems in home care for elderly people at home and in residential care. To find out more PTMD’s care home pharmacy service in Moreton-in-Marsh, get in touch today or take a look at our website.

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