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Helping Patients Regain Their Independence

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TruCare Pharmacy provides long-term care pharmacy solutions that meet specific client needs and customer service goals.

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Helping Patients Regain Their Independence

  1. 1. Long Term Care Tru Care Pharmacy
  2. 2. What is Long Term Care?  Long term care is care that you need if you can no longer perform everyday tasks (activities of daily living) by yourself due to a chronic illness, injury, disability or the aging process. Long term care also includes the supervision you might need due to a severe cognitive impairment (such as Alzheimer's disease).  This type of care is not intended to cure you. It is chronic care that you might need for the rest of your life. You can receive long term care in your own home, a nursing home or another long term care facility, such as an assisted living facility.
  3. 3. Characteristics of Long Term Care  Physical or mental, temporary or permanent  Need based on functional disabilities  Promotes or maintains health and independence in functional abilities and quality of life  To enable us to die peacefully and with dignity  Multiple services and multiple professions spanning broad spectrum  Multifaceted  Designed around unique needs of the individual  Service can change over time
  4. 4. Who needs Long Term Care  Chronic – permanent or indefinite period of time  Impaired – a decrease in or loss of ability to perform  Disabled – short or long term; varies by age group  Functional ability – person’s ability to perform the basic activities of daily living
  5. 5. Committed To Providing Extraordinary Service and Quality  TruCare Pharmacy provides quality pharmaceuticals to skilled nursing homes, hospice programs and assisted living homes.  TruCare works with each of our customers individually, streamlining the communication process to ensure that resident care is working as accurately and as efficiently as it should be. Empower Long- Term Care patients with the quality of care they truly deserve with TruCare Pharmacy.
  6. 6. Experts in Long Term Care and Hospice Services  TruCare provides a wide variety of services and products to Long Term Care facilities and senior populations living independently, thus saving the patient money, optimizing resident care and increasing overall efficiency. Individualized Service  With our staff of highly trained and qualified pharmacists and technicians, no one is able to provide more personalized and efficient service than TruCare. Our personalized service offering is just part of our commitment to ensure that you are always able to quickly speak to a real person who is qualified and capable to assist you on each and every call.
  7. 7. Innovative Healthcare Education  TruCare’s talented staff has a wealth of knowledge to share. We help educate and certify your staff with in- service training at your convenience.  Our education programs help nurses and staff to develop insight and practical knowledge that promotes well-being within facilities and to ensure that med room documents are in order and medication distribution is done correctly.
  8. 8. Providers of Long Term Care  Hospitals  Nursing homes (average costs $4,500 per month)  Home health agencies  Hospices  Adult day service programs  Housing organizations
  9. 9. Types of LT Care Services    Help with activities  of daily living  Help with additional  services  Help with care  needs  Range of costs  Community-Based ServicesYes Yes No Low to medium Home Health Care Yes Yes Yes Low to high In-Law Apartments Yes Yes Yes Low to high Housing for Aging  and Disabled  Individuals Yes Yes No Low to high Board and Care  Homes Yes Yes Yes Low to high Assisted Living Yes Yes Yes Medium to high Continuing Care  Retirement  Communities Yes Yes Yes High Nursing Homes Yes Yes Yes High
  10. 10. Compounding Services
  11. 11. What Is Compounding? Pharmacy compounding is the art and science of preparing personalized medications for unique people, just like you. Compounded medications are “made from scratch” – individual ingredients are mixed together in the exact strength and dosage form required specifically by you. This method allows the compounding pharmacist to work with the patient and the prescriber to customize a medication to meet your own specific needs.
  12. 12.  TruCare is on a mission to improve lives in both human and veterinary markets through the science and art of compounding; all while maintaining our passion for quality pharmaceuticals and complete customer satisfaction.  Our compounding services are administered by skilled pharmacists who specialize in the support of injectable and intravenous medications and dedicate themselves to 24 hour accessibility.  Have you been searching for a unique solution to a patients’ unique medication needs? Look no further
  13. 13. Ever Have Trouble Taking Your Medication?  At TruCare Pharmacy, we realize that people are unique and don’t always fit into a standard mold. Everyone is different, and as such, many people will not respond properly to mass- produced drugs. Compounding offers your doctor the option to prescribe compounded drugs that are personalized to your unique needs.
  14. 14. Ever Have These Problems When Taking Medication?  Upset stomach when taking Oral Medications  Reluctance to take the medication due to it’s taste  Issues with route of administration, such as difficulty swallowing pills  Requiring a different dose of medication than that which is available from a manufacturer  Difficulty keeping track of multiple medications Keeping Track Of Multiple Medications  People who don’t want to take medication at all (children, pets..etc)
  15. 15. Compounded Medications Include: Injectable Medications: Intravenous Drugs (I.V.) Intramuscular Drugs (I.M.) Subcutaneous (S.C. or S.Q.) Preservative-Free Formulations Topical Medications: Creams Gels Inhalations Transdermal Gels Oral Medications: Capsules Suspensions Solutions Sugar-Free Formulations Dye-Free Formulations Lactose-Free Formulations Suppositories: Rectal Suppositories Vaginal Suppositories Rectal Enemas Vaginal Creams
  16. 16. Common Reasons For Patient Non- Compliance May Include:  Stomach upset when taking oral medication  Reluctance to take the medication due to its taste  Issues with the route of administration, such as difficulty swallowing pills  Requiring a different dose of medication than that which is available from a manufacturer  Difficulty keeping track of multiple medications  Patients who don’t want to take medication at all, especially children or pets
  17. 17. Order Medication That Is Difficult To Find Or Has Been Discontinued: Sometimes a large pharmaceutical manufacturer discontinues a specific medication. Often times this happens when there are not enough patients taking the drug and it has become unprofitable to keep mass-producing it. But what about the patients who still require that drug? Hundreds or even thousands of patients may be left without the medication they direly need. On your command, a TruCare Compounding Pharmacist, can create the medication your patient needs via Compounding. So even if your patient is the only person in the entire world that needs that specific medication, they can still have it thanks to Compounding.

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