Nursing Home Care and Nursing Home Programmes

Persons with chronic health conditions unable to care for themselves should consider nursing home care for comprehensive medication management services.

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Intermediate and Long-Term Care (ILTC) facilities refer to facilities that provide a range of services to support the needs of people who are unable to care for themselves for long period of time due to chronic health conditions. At a quality nursing home, such care may include medical as well as non-medical services such as assisting with daily activities like feeding, dressing and toileting.

Since November 2003, NHG Pharmacy’s team of trained pharmacists has been providing a comprehensive suite of medication management services to ILTC facilities. NHG Pharmacy was the first to introduce an easy-to-use, medication management system, ConviDose, which helps to make it easier for nursing staff to manage their residents’ medications.

Medication Management Services to ILTC Facilities

Services that NHG Pharmacy provides include: 

Professional Pharmacist Services

Review inpatient medication records
Conduct case reviews or comprehensive medication reviews
Run ambulatory clinics
Conduct in-service training
Provide drug information services
Conduct quality assurance audits

Medication Supply

Prescription filling
Management of ward stock and residents' medications
Supply of medications in multi-dose packaging compliance aids (ConviDose)
Procurement of medications

Benefits of Medication Management Services

Improved medication safety
Wastage reduction
Allowing nurses to focus on patient care
Better health outcomes for nursing home residents through improved medication safety

With a centralised facility to streamline processes and consolidate the packaging and medication supply, NHG Pharmacy caters to the operational needs of its ILTC clients. For more information, please call ConviDose Hotline at 6385 4595 or email to feedback@pharmacy.nhg.com.sg.

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