Is your nursing home in need of a new pharmacy to partner with? Here are a few important things to look for when choosing a nursing home pharmacy to work with.
Flexible Delivery Options
One convenient feature to look for when choosing a pharmacy for your nursing home to work with is flexible delivery options. Your facility is already busy taking care of residents and paperwork so you shouldn't have to use your manpower to pick up prescriptions when they're ready. You'd probably have to dispatch someone to the pharmacy on a daily basis which could have a negative impact on your production levels in-house.
So before committing to work with a particular nursing home pharmacy it's important to make sure that they'll be able to deliver prescriptions based on the medication schedules of each of your residents. Instead of having to call and ask for a prescription to be filled and delivered for a patient, your pharmacy should keep track of the patient's prescription schedule and automatically take care of the legwork to ensure that your patient never runs out of medication or has to wait for a prescription to be filled.
Customized Package Creation
Chances are that many of your nursing home residents take more than one medication on a regular basis to manage their health. Whether a patient takes two medications or a dozen, the pharmacy your nursing home decides to work with should be able to put together customized medication packages that will cater to the specific medication needs of each individual resident.
So instead of having to keep track of prescriptions as they come in to ensure that each patient gets all of the medications they need at the same time, you can count on your pharmacy to deliver all the medications for each patient in one package so your nursing team can conveniently find everything in one place come medication time.
Expert Regulation Guidance
Another important feature to look for when choosing a nursing home pharmacy to work with is regulation guidance. Your pharmacy team should thoroughly understand both state and federal laws and regulations so you don't have to. When rules change, your service provider will make sure you understand the changes immediately and help ensure that you implement those changes within your facility.
And your pharmacy will evaluate your prescription practices on a regular basis to make sure that you always meet the regulations and never become vulnerable to infractions. And when you have a question about the legality of your prescription management processes, you should be able to call your pharmacy for guidance before having to call an expensive lawyer.
For more information about nursing home pharmacies, contact a company like Devonshire Pharmacy.