The Importance of Annual Medication Reviews

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The Importance of Annual Medication Reviews with Synchrony Pharmacy’s Rx@HOME

As we enter a new year, the commitment to prioritizing the health and well-being of our senior community becomes not just a resolution but a profound responsibility. Recognizing the unique healthcare challenges faced by seniors Synchrony Pharmacy has introduced Rx@HOME to help meet these challenges with ease. Beyond being a mere program, it signifies a paradigm shift in how we approach annual medication reviews and holistic senior care.

Elevating the Wellness Journey for Seniors: Within the tapestry of senior living, the path to wellness requires a nuanced understanding of individual needs and a commitment to tailored care. Annual Medication Reviews stand as the cornerstone of this journey, offering multifaceted benefits that go beyond the routine.

Benefits of Annual Medication Reviews:

  1. Optimized Medication Regimens: An annual review ensures that a senior’s medication regimen is optimized, addressing changes in health status and preventing adverse effects from potential interactions.
  2. Enhanced Adherence: Regular medication reviews foster adherence by identifying potential barriers and streamlining the medication management process, promoting consistency and reliability.
  3. Preventive Health Measures: These reviews offer an opportunity to reassess preventive medications, vaccinations, and screenings, contributing to the proactive management of health and well-being.
  4. Identification of Therapy Duplication: Through careful examination, any duplicate therapies can be identified and addressed, preventing unnecessary complications and promoting cost-effective care.
  5. Addressing Side Effects: Seniors may be experiencing side effects that go unnoticed. Annual reviews allow for a comprehensive evaluation, ensuring any adverse reactions are promptly addressed.
  6. Holistic Health Assessment: Beyond medications, these reviews encompass a holistic health assessment, considering lifestyle changes, dietary needs, and overall well-being.

Rx@HOME: Redefining Medication Management for Seniors: At its essence, Rx@HOME goes beyond the conventional notion of an annual medication review. It seeks to embed this crucial checkpoint into the fabric of continuous, compassionate care for our seniors. Far from a standalone event, Rx@HOME represents an integration of healthcare expertise, cutting-edge technology, and a commitment to individualized well-being. 

Rx@HOME: How it Works and Who it Serves: Launched as a discharge-to-home program, Rx@HOME collaborates with skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) to assist patients in returning home. The program ensures a smooth transition by checking in with seniors post-discharge, confirming medication accuracy, and providing a 30-day supply.

The Evolution to Ongoing Medication Support: Rx@HOME’s success led to the expansion of services, including ongoing medication support. The program’s efficiency lies in PackEDGE, a multi-dosed packaging system that simplifies medication management. Seniors receive their medications in labeled pouches, promoting convenience, adherence, and portability.

Top Benefits and Outcomes, including PackEDGE: The benefits of Rx@HOME are many  it offers convenient, confidential, and temperature-controlled direct delivery, automatic refill services, 24/7 access to pharmacists, and discounted rates for medications from Synchrony Pharmacy. These advantages translate into improved medication adherence, reduced hospitalizations, and healthier, happier residents.

As we delve into the new year, let our Synchrony Pharmacists and Rx@HOME be your partner in health. Contact your provider to schedule an annual medication review and click here to learn more about the ease of medication management and the comfort of knowing you have a dedicated team supporting your well-being throughout the year. Start the year right with Rx@HOME.

To learn more about Rx@HOME and its benefits, click here.