7 Best Practices for Managing Medications in Group Homes

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Managing medications in group homes is a critical responsibility that requires careful attention to ensure the health and safety of residents. It’s essential that all group homes have a thorough policy that is communicated to all staff members and other parties that assist in the medication management process. The following seven best practices outline effective […]

8 Essential Services Offered by a Specialized Group Home Pharmacy

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Specialized group home pharmacies provide crucial services to support the medication needs of individuals residing in group homes, assisted living facilities, or other similar settings. These pharmacies offer specialized expertise and tailored services to ensure safe and efficient medication management. Here are eight essential services typically provided by a specialized group home pharmacy: Medication Packaging […]

9 Tips for Communicating with Caregivers and Residents in Small Communities

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Strong communication is a vital skill in life. The ability to communicate well can make all the difference. Small communities, such as assisted living facilities and nursing homes, rely on effective communication between caregivers and residents to ensure that everyone’s needs are met. Whether you are a resident, family member or caregiver, it’s essential to […]

5 Ways to Improve Quality of Life for Residents in Small Communities

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Living in a small community is different. How people do things, the pace of life, and expectations are unique. This is true of small towns, group homes, and other communities within society. Small communities often have a close-knit feel, but they may sometimes have different resources and opportunities. But there are still many ways to […]

7 Ways a Specialized Pharmacy Can Improve Medication Management in Group Homes

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Medication management is an essential part of living a healthy lifestyle. It’s even more important for individuals living in group homes in Canada. However, medication management in group homes can be a complex and challenging task, as residents often have multiple chronic conditions and take multiple medications. Each person has unique needs, and it can […]

4 Services That OHIP Covers for Seniors

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Millions of Ontario residents rely on OHIP for health care coverage. Perhaps none other than seniors and this segment of the population is growing. In fact, seniors make up the largest demographic group in Canada. By 2041, its believed that seniors will make up about 25% of Ontario’s population. They need to stay healthy and […]

5 Ways to Help Others in Your Community This Holiday Season

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The holiday season is upon us. One of the things that makes this time of year that is special is how people give back to the community and those in need. There are many ways you can help those in need this time of year. You could help a neighbour, family member, or community group.  […]

5 Tips for Safe Medication Management For Seniors

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Having a plan to safely manage medication for seniors is essential for their health. Many seniors take more than one prescription and medication at the same time. Therefore, it’s important to have an easy-to-follow system in place to ensure they get the right medication on time and at the right dosage.  Making a medication mistake […]

Unregulated Care Providers & Medication Management in the Community Care Setting

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When people think about medication management, they often think of doctors, nurses, and pharmacists. But there are many others that play a key role in helping to administer medicine in community care settings. These people are referred to as unregulated care workers. Below we’ll talk about the role of unregulated care providers and the key […]