Mitigating the Rising Cost of Meds

The last several years have seen a dramatic increase in prescription drug costs. According to an LA Times article in 2016, the United States Department of Health and Human Services reports prescription drugs account for 10% of all personal healthcare expenditures. And a 2017 National Health Interview Survey reported on strategies being used by adults […]

Partners for the Long Haul

Long-term care facilities are facing a barrage of challenges that impact the marketplace and the quality of care they are able to  provide. Among these challenges are the growing national opioid crisis and new pharmacy requirements from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This is why it’s more important than ever to partner […]

Switching Long-Term Care Pharmacies can be Easy

Have you wondered if your facility should partner with a new long-term care pharmacy? If you’ve encountered these concerns, the answer should be “Yes.” Lack of Communication Can your nursing staff get the pharmacist on the phone when they have questions about a patient’s medications? Or, does their schedule cause missed evening medication deliveries, creating […]

After-Hours Support: Emergent Meds and the Benefits of a Partner Who Understands

Blue Ridge Pharmacy is readily available to dispense emergency medications to patients in long-term care facilities. It’s safe to assume that long-term care residents and their caregivers are familiar with the frequent changes that can occur in patient prescription regiments over time. However, it is impossible to predict when situations that cause an abrupt need […]

Lifting the Medication Burden: Long-Term Care Pharmacies Optimize Dose Packaging

Imagine: a resident of assisted living sees her oncologist, an ophthalmologist and her GP within a week, arriving home with a handful of new prescriptions. Her favorite nurse starts in on them, but the new treatments add a few more bottles to open and a few new pills and capsules to keep track of—a discouraging […]

Long Term Care Pharmacies, Where Relationships Matter

Before urgent-care centers, emergency rooms and specialty medicine became the standard of care, many people sought the advice of their local pharmacist for medical conditions—often in addition to seeing their doctor. Today, as the U.S. population ages and people need treatments that last longer and are more complicated, the pharmacy again plays a critical role […]