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 […]

The Gender Pain Gap

Pain management is an important part of patient care for LTC facilities. As with most areas of healthcare, providers can’t afford to take a one-size-fits-all approach to prescribing or administering pain relief drugs. Specifically, pain medications must be tailored to the individual: and gender in particular is an important factor to be taken into account. […]

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 […]