Have you ever asked yourself?
Children and caregivers are often hesitant to ask this very important question; many children and caregivers fail to even consider that their parent's medications might be the source of the changes they see in their parents. When we avoid the question, or even the possibility, we avoid the reality. Avoiding the reality that medications, how they are used or how your loved one is responding to their unique group of medications often results in many seniors losing their independence and ultimately moving to nursing homes. Left unaddressed the problems created by medications only worsen as today's seniors strive to age in place, to remain independent in their home, retirement or assisted living facilities. This very important question should never go unasked because there is a readily-available proven solution.
For the patients receiving medication management services by Senior Pharmacy Solutions, the answer the above question has proven to be a resounding yes. We tract the results of the medication therapy management services we provide to our senior patients. Each time we are able to change, reduce or stop the use of a mediation, we place tablet or capsule in this apothecary bottle. Each medication represents either a prescription, non-prescription, OTCs, supplement, medication that has been changed, reduced or stopped as the result of the recommendations we provide to our patientís family, caregivers or physicians. Testimonials from our senior patients, their family and caregivers are a testament that these changes result improved their health, quality of life and helped them stay more independent.
For seniors, we offer Senior Pharmacy Solutions© Medication Therapy Management Services which ensures that the older patient gets the greatest possible benefit from the medications they use. A specially trained Clinical Senior Care Pharmacist provides comprehensive medication reviews which are extremely important for patients over the age of 65. As seniors continue to remain independent for longer periods of time, there are opportunities for seniors to increasingly suffer from chronic and debilitating disorders affecting both the body and the mind. Medication related problems left unaddressed result in more healthcare appointments, emergency room and hospital visits and nursing home admissions that contribute in part to our country's rapidly escalating healthcare costs and caregiver burdens. Medication related problems contribute to a gradual loss of both health and independence.
Disorders such as cardiac disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, Alzheimer's and other diseases affecting the respiratory, digestive, and renal systems are being treated with increasingly sophisticated medications. The combination of multiple disorders, progressing fragility and complex medications with frequent changes in those medications creates an environment where our Senior Pharmacy Solutions© Medication Therapy Management Services can have a very positive impact on the seniorís ability to maintain both their health and independence for a longer period of time.
For your convenience, a brief risk self assessment is linked below. You are invited to review and answer the questions to determine if you or a loved one may be a candidate for our Senior Pharmacy Solutions© Medication Therapy Management Services.
Medications and any supplements currently in use are included in our comprehensive assessments. Our Clinical Senior Care Pharmacist will provide reports to the senior, family or other caregivers and also to healthcare prescribers. Our services include the development of a Senior Pharmacy Solutions© Chart. This innovative reference includes a complete medication and supplement list, senior specific dosing and side effect information. Compliance and dosage tools can be included to support day-to-day use of medication. We include useful information to enhance the benefits of any medication used. As medication orders change, seniors, their family or caregivers can include new or updated medication information providing an ongoing medication reference for the senior. This personalized chart is an excellent reference when visiting healthcare providers or traveling.
Our Senior Pharmacy Solutions© Medication Therapy Management Services are modeled after Consultant Pharmacist drug regimen reviews. These reviews been mandated by Medicare for patients in nursing facilities since the mid 60's. By working with each residentís healthcare providers and families, consultant pharmacist's drug regimen reviews have resulted in better medication use. The result of these reviews has been a reduction in the number and type of medications used and an improvement in overall health status of seniors in nursing facility.
For this reason, our Senior Pharmacy Solutions© Medication Therapy Management Services have been designed to provide these same clinical services to seniors living independently. Our services results in better medication use which supports seniors in maintaining their health, prolonging their independence and conserving their personal resources. A recent article in Louisville's Business First Helping Seniors Manage Multiple Medications highlighted the services we provide to seniors in the greater Louisville Area.
Senior Pharmacy Solutions© also offers a variety of other healthcare options, one of which is Med COPS© (Medication Compliance Packaging Service), which supports the senior in more easily knowing when to take medications AND helps caregivers to prepare the medications. We also offer a specialized reviews specifically developed to focused on fall prevention, the leading cause of visits to emergency rooms and hospital admissions secondary to accidents. Falls are also the leading cause of seniors moving from their home to nursing facilities or other facilities providing higher levels of care.
To determine if you or a loved one might be a candidate for our Senior Pharmacy Solutions© Medication Management Therapy Services, please consider use of the risk self assessment form. The link to this document is below. Should you wish to further discuss our services, we can be reached through the email link or phone number below for a confidential review of our services and how they may assist you or a loved one.
Services Offered by The ConDOR Company, PLLC
Contact us at 502-425-8642 or email Lynn@SeniorPharmacySolutions.com