Community Care Rx can be a vital resource for both patients and their caregivers, thereby improving quality of life. A comprehensive understanding of the etiology, pathophysiology, and stages of Alzeihmers Disease, Dementia and other memory related diseases, as well as pharmacologic therapy, is imperative to provide effective care to the patient. We can assist these patients with through monitoring drug regimens for potential drug interactions as well as possible contraindications. More importantly we are empathic towards these patients and their caregivers, keeping them informed about new developments in the fight against these conditions and suggesting resources of information for them.

Caring for a patient with memory related diseases involves more than drug treatment. We assist caregivers in joining local support groups and to take care of themselves and seek assistance when warranted.

  • Service Goals

    • To improve your resident’s well-being and health outcomes by providing precision medicine, education, and Telehealth services
    • To reduce medication costs to the facility or resident by recommending cost-effective therapies and providing third party payor assistance
    • To ensure compliance with local, State, and Federal rules and regulations that govern your facilities
    • To support and train your staff on the effective and efficient management of medications in your facilities
  • Medication Regimen Review (MRR)

    • Recommendation of therapeutic substitutions resulting in reduced medication cost to the facility or resident while providing appropriate therapy
    • A collaboration of clinical initiatives with physician and nurses to enhance resident care
    • Detection and flagging of the use of unnecessary, high risk, or Potentially Inappropriate Medications (PIMs) that should be avoided
    • Management of psychotropic medications and their gradual dose reductions
    • Source of pharmaceutical information for physicians, nurses, pharmacy, family members, and residents
  • Medication Management Services (MMS)

    • Development, implementation, and periodic review of policies and procedures
    • Inspection of stored medications and medication storage areas
    • Controlled substance inventory check or reconciliation
    • Witnessing of unused medication disposal or destruction
    • eMAR implementation
  • Committee Member Services

    • Medication costs and evaluations for appropriate use
    • Analyses of reported medication errors
    • Provision of trending or quality assurance reports
    • Support with audit issues
    • Policies and procedures development or revisions
  • Training and Educational Services

    • Periodic training and monitoring of staff performance
    • Training related to medication handling, storage, and administration
    • Medication pass training and observations
    • Monitoring of medication errors and implementation of risk reduction measures
    • Implementation of residential health enrichment and wellness programs
    • Educational presentations and in-services on a wide range of pharmacy topics
  • Prescription Coverage Assistance and Medication Adherence Services

    • Extensive knowledge on Patient Advocate Foundation, HealthWell Foundation, and Good Days, organizations that offer financial assistance to eligible patients
    • Support with applications or enrollments
    • Support with obtaining medications that require step therapy or prior authorizations