We take care of all of your medication needs. We deal with your regular pharmacy, so that you don't have to. We order the refills, make sure that you don't run out of medicine, pick them up from the pharmacy and deliver the medications to the patient, whether for you or for a member of your family that you are caring for.
Have an insurance problem? We call the insurance and get it solved for you. This is another thing that your local pharmacy simply does not have the time to do for you on a regular basis. We know how the insurance game is played and how to get around many of the common obstacles that insurances try to put in your way. Did your doctor just prescribe a new, expensive medication? We can often find lower cost alternatives, discuss them with your doctor, and save you money in the process.
Many people have medications stored in areas all over their homes. We find them in the bathroom, the kitchen, the living room, the bedroom, on the dining room table, the coffee table, by the bed, just about everywhere. We have even seen large ziplock bags full of pills. This is extremely dangerous. Not to mention hard to keep track of. We organize your medications in easy to use, easy to keep track of packaging. We offer a variety of packaging systems and will work with you to determine the best one for your needs.
We work directly with patients in any setting, whether at home, a clinic, long-term care facility, or wherever they may be. We assess their strengths and weaknesses, and develop innovative solutions for their medication related problems.
Another aspect of InHome pharmacy is the education that we provide. Ever wonder why you are on so many medications? Ever wonder what each one is for and what exactly it is doing for you? We come to your home and answer all of your questions with what we call "Medication Coaching". So many patients are willing to take their medications correctly once they understand what they are taking and why they are taking them. We find that when you take the mystery and uncertainty away, patients want to take their medications because they see the benefits of them.
We become a vital part to your healthcare team by coordinating directly with your doctors, nurses, and other care team members. We help coordinate the transition from the hospital back to home. There are usually many changes in medications when transitioning back to home. This is a very confusing time for most patients and their families. We help solve the chaos. And most importantly, we do all that we can to ensure there are no medication errors during this process. Many times, patients end up back in the hospital due to medication related mistakes just after finally getting to go home. Let us help you stay on your road to recovery and avoid setbacks.
Overall medication-related morbidity/mortality costs in the United States were estimated at $177 billion for the year 2000. And of course it continues to rise. Nearly 50% of elderly patients in the community have reported at least one medication related problem. When looking specifically at patients leaving the hospital, this increases to an estimated 72%-81% of all patients encountering at least one medication related problem.
To a growing segment of our population, taking medications can be very confusing – especially if a patient is taking a lot of meds to maintain a healthy lifestyle. And too often, over time, patients may have more than one doctor prescribing meds for many different things. We see it every day and meet so many people that find themselves simply becoming overwhelmed by it all.
This is where our pharmacist's experience and expertise come in. Partnering with medical providers, nursing staff, and case managers, we turn chaos into order.
-  https://www.researchgate.net/publication/12037492_Drug-Related_Morbidity_and_Mortality_Updating_the_Cost-of-Illness_Model
-  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK2653/