MedsCheck

The Resident Care Pharmacy pharmacist is an integral member of your healthcare team. Working with home staff, individuals and physicians we provide the highest level of care possible.MedsCheck at Home involves a pharmacist’s visit to the home for a one-on-one consultation. In addition, the pharmacist conducts an assessment summary.

How We Can Help You with Our MedsCheck Service

Our clinical pharmacists provide on-site MedsCheck reviews annually with supported individual’s and home staff. The MedsCheck appointment is a perfect opportunity for staff or individuals to ask questions and learn about medications being taken as well as providing a medication reconciliation.

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Frequently asked Questions

Here are some frequently asked questions about MedsChecks.

Do you have a question that you need assistance with?  Please contact us, we’ll be glad to assist you!

Who Is Eligible for A MedsCheck?

Ontario funds the MedsCheck program for:

  • Anyone who takes three or more prescription medications for an ongoing, chronic condition
  • Anyone diagnosed with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes (even if you are not taking diabetes medication)
  • Any resident of a long-term care home
How can I book a MedsCheck?

A Pharmacy team member will contact your homes manager/supervisor to book a annual visit from our clinical pharmacist to conduct Medschecks for all eligible individual’s.

What should we have ready for our appointment?

Make sure you bring the following to your MedsCheck appointment:

Please ensure the clinical pharmacist can access your current MAR (Medication Administration Record) sheets and access the medications that each individual is taking. It is helpful for the pharmacist to also have access to each individual medical history.

How long is each individual MedsCheck?

We typically allot for 20 to 30 minutes per individual MedsCheck.

Is there a charge for a MedsCheck consultation?

No. MedsCheck consultations are available to eligible Ontarians free of charge.

What does the pharmacist provide after the MedsCheck service?

After the MedsCheck appointment the staff or individual and the pharmacist will sign and date the MedsCheck personal medication record (a list of all medications) a copy of this record will be provided to you after the consultation and after the pharmacist has resolved any drug therapy issues. This may be immediately after the consultation if there are no issues or when the pharmacist arranges for the record to be provided. The completed MedsCheck record is signed and dated by the pharmacist and is also shared with the primary care provider.

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