Selecting the right provider for your organization’s long-term care (LTC) pharmacy services is important. Today, we’ll look at five elements to consider when identifying your next Rx partner.

On-Time Delivery

A reliable long term care pharmacy services provider should ensure prompt medication delivery that works with your schedule – not the other way around.

At Grane Rx, we take pride in our 99% success rate for on-time deliveries. Your staff shouldn’t have to worry about when (or if) prescriptions will be delivered. A dependable LTC pharmacy services partner should synchronize your deliveries and be willing to schedule them on a timeline that works for your staff and residents.

Medication Management that Works

It’s no secret that adherence to medication is driven by the degree to which a resident or participant understands their treatment regimen. The right LTC pharmacy will simplify med literacy by utilizing simple instructions and tailored packaging that makes taking those meds easier all around.

Grane Rx is a leading provider of pharmacy services that simplify medication management for those in LTC settings – and those who choose to age in place. Our Meds2Home program allows participants to receive their medications, guaranteed – never left on a doorstep. In this program, medication is presorted with all instructions and educational material written at a fifth grade reading level to better support health literacy and prevent errors with dosing.

Dedicated Support

It’s essential to have a dedicated team of senior care professionals with the knowledge to provide expert support to your teams, 24/7. A good pharmacy partner will make sure you’re never left hanging when it comes to after-hours questions or confusion around a medication regimen.

Technology You Can Rely On

Medication management is one of the most critical aspects of long-term care, and relying on dated technology can lead to ineffective communication and confusion when it comes to drug administration.

Choosing a pharmacy partner who invests in infrastructure and technology designed to support needs unique to long-term care demonstrates commitment to providing the best possible service.

A Patient-Centered Approach

The patient is at the center of everything you do – and your LTC pharmacy should be ready to provide solutions to the challenges you and your patients face when it comes to medication management.

Ultimately, having a knowledgeable and proactive pharmacy partner can make all the difference when it comes to delivering quality long-term care. Grane Rx is committed to providing accessible, reliable solutions for LTC medication management and is proud to stand out as a leader in the field. Take the next step and schedule a call today.

When it comes to pharmacy providers of senior care organizations – whether through long-term living facilities or age-in-place programs like PACE – your pharmacy services provider can make or break the success of your organization. At an operational, clinical, and financial level, the quality of your pharmacy partner has a direct correlation to the satisfaction and retention of your onsite staff, the health outcomes of your participants, and the ability for your care teams to focus on care, instead of mitigating issues related to inventory, delivery, or adherence.

We may be telling you something you already know. But you might still be wondering – is my LTC pharmacy services provider doing everything they can?

Whether your contract renewal date is coming up, or several years away – it’s always worth taking a deeper look at what your current partner is bringing to the table. Read on for a closer look at the areas your pharmacy should be leveraging their role to reduce your workload and streamline your operations – or where they may be creating troubled waters.

So, what has your pharmacy provider done for you lately?

> Your pharmacy should be a substantial driver of cost reduction.

Your pharmacy is in a unique position to be a key driver of cost reduction for program participants – by identifying erroneous or ineffective polypharmacy, providing adherence tools that prevent ED admissions for patients managing care at home, and facility-specific preferred medications that strike balance between cost-effective and clinically relevant medications.

> When it comes to med delivery, your staff shouldn’t be playing air traffic control.

Your job as a long-term care program is to provide the best senior care possible. Good care delivery doesn’t allow space for your staff to spend time tracking down missing medications, incorrect dosages, and delayed deliveries. In order to effectively manage medication delivery, whether to your facility or to a participant’s home, private courier networks are a key factor  to avoid delivery delays. The right pharmacy partner won’t be using FedEx or UPS to deliver critical medication – only to have it rerouted back to the pharmacy provider when it was already late. Your partner’s shipping logistics are a direct reflection of their commitment to your organization and its success.

> EHR integration should be a baseline for pharmacy communications.

Patient prescribing data, medication pricing, reporting, and the ability to communicate with your pharmacy shouldn’t be a game of phone tag or multi-touchpoint process. Your pharmacy provider should be committed to running their service on a platform that integrates seamlessly with your EHR – not the other way around.

> Your provider shouldn’t be a barrier to needed med changes.

A good long-term care pharmacy services provider is committed to working closely with you and your physicians to quickly make changes to new or discontinued medication regimens. They should also be prepared to answer any questions your onsite providers may have – and patients should never be waiting weeks to start a new therapeutic, even when adherence or med pass packaging is in use.

Partnering for success

It’s important to find a provider who is in sync with your organization’s needs – and understands where they can add value and save time, money and resources. Maybe you’re just now realizing that you could have a better relationship with a pharmacy services provider – or maybe you’ve been looking to switch for a while.

Since 1996, our team at Grane Rx has the experience of providing industry-leading senior care – with solutions that align with every expectation we’ve set above.

We would be happy to schedule a discovery meeting to learn about your unique operational challenges, areas of excellence, and opportunities to thrive in a partnership tailored to meet the needs of your organization.

At Grane Rx, we redefine “above and beyond” as just getting started. Schedule time to talk.