The Role Of Pharmacy Within UK Care Homes

The Role of Pharmacy Within UK Care Homes

The Role of Pharmacy Within UK Care Homes

One of the key essential services that care homes provide to their residents is the organisation and dispensing of medications. This can be complex, fast-changing and involves the care home in a lot of administration. PTMD with its 21st century digitised pharmacy service can organise and dispense complicated prescription medicines for care home residents. In addition to our private doctor services in Bromsgrove, we also partner with care home services in Droitwich to provide accurate, professional and rapid pharmacy services to care home residents.

There are many common health problems in the elderly which apply to both men and women and often require prescription medicines. The most frequent old age problems include:

  • Cognitive Decline
  • Balance Issues
  • Oral Health Problems
  • Heart Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis – this tends to be an ageing women’s’ health issue
  • Respiratory diseases such as asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Type 2 Diabetes- it is estimated that 25% of adults aged 65 and over have Type 2 Diabetes
  •  Influenza or Pneumonia
  • Covid-19, a new disease which particularly strikes the elderly due to their increased age and also the fact that they may have pre-existing health conditions

Pharmacies like PTMD play a huge role in managing the medication needs of the elderly residents of care homes. A state of the art robotic service takes advantage of everything 21st century technology can offer to ensure that the correct medicines are prescribed and sophisticated software can check and implement adjustments to prescriptions to reflect changing needs. PTMD are experts in the professional care of elderly people and as a pharmacy partner. They can ease the burden on care home staff supporting them and the daily medicine needs of the elderly people in their care.

PTMD supports care home services in Droitwich enabling the best care for elderly people with a state of the art prescription service. We also offer private doctor services in Bromsgrove with fast appointments both in person and online with a wide range of appointment times for maximum convenience. To learn more about both services visit our website for more information

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