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How Our Long Term Care Pharmacy Services Can Help

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February 2, 2024

As an independent compounding pharmacy, we go above and beyond to serve the local community. One of the ways we do that is through our long term care pharmacy services. Want to learn more about how we can help? Read on to explore the many perks of partnering with Towncrest Pharmacy!

What is a long term care pharmacy?

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Offering long term care services simply means that we provide healthcare consulting and pharmacy services to long term care facilities such as nursing homes. Making sure patients have consistent access to their prescription medications and that it’s working well for them is our top priority. At times, this may mean emergency delivery of medications as part of the facilities’ continuous access to our pharmacy services.

What are the benefits of a long term care pharmacy?

Assisted living and other long term care facilities face many challenges when it comes to medication administration; however, long term care pharmacy services work alongside to assist and improve the quality of care for the patient. Here are a few specific benefits of partnering with an LTC pharmacy:

  • 24/7 access: As mentioned above, senior care facilities can rely on emergency support and constant access to a pharmacist.
  • Reduced staff burden: An LTC pharmacy understands the burden of care facility staff and can anticipate their needs to better help the patient.
  • Enhanced medication adherence: With regular monitoring and tailored treatment plans, patients see better results from their medicines.
  • Simplified drug regimens: multi-dose packaging makes it easier for staff to administer medications.
    Healthcare education: from nutrition support to prescription cost management, an LTC pharmacy is a partner in your health.

Long Term Care at Towncrest Pharmacy

Interested in learning how our local Iowa pharmacy serves as a long term care pharmacy? Here are some of the specific ways we can help:

#1: Pharmacy Consultations & Prescription Delivery
Our team of pharmacists is always available to speak with patients about their health needs and answer any questions you may have. Whether you need your prescriptions delivered to a long term facility or your own home, we can accommodate, and beyond that will do everything we can to ensure your treatment plan is working for you.

#2: Compounded Prescription Medications
Many patients can benefit from compounded medications. We can make formulations in doses not commercially available, remove allergens and additives, as well as alter forms to best serve the patient. Especially if you struggle to swallow pills, a liquid or cream drug form could be more beneficial.

#3: RapidPak Multi-Dose Packaging
We use the RapidPak system to provide multi-dose pill packaging for our customers, which simplifies the process of taking multiple prescription drugs each day. All of your morning pills will be packaged together, and then your afternoon and/or evening pills will be packaged separately, each strip packet labeled with the date, time, and dosing instructions to ensure you’re taking the right drugs at the right time.

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#4: Medication Therapy Management
We are dedicated to ensuring patients are getting the maximum benefit from their prescription medications. Medication therapy management is a consultation service that dives into your drug regimen and any side effects you may be experiencing and looks at ways to help balance multiple health conditions.

#5: Durable Medical Equipment
We help patients access high-quality durable medical equipment, and we also take care of the billing to Medicare and other insurance companies. Whether you need a cane, walker, bathroom safety equipment, compression stockings, nebulizers, or other types of medical supplies, we can help!

Our independent pharmacies in Iowa City and the surrounding communities are proud to offer expert advice and support, in addition to compassionate care. Get in touch with us about our long term care pharmacy services, and let us know how we can best serve you and your family.