Centennial Pharmacy Services, a leader in medication management services, announces the launch of TransitionCare, a home pharmacy-based discharge program.
The program is designed to meet the needs of facilities and individuals who have recently had a stay in hospital or with qualified nursing staff and are now returning home. The goal of this program is to provide an extra layer of support and care for people living with chronic conditions who are at risk of rehospitalization.
Typically, skilled nursing centers can send up to 15% of their patients home each month. Patients often experience disruptions in their pharmaceutical care upon returning home, confusion about their new medication regimen, and the physical challenge of traveling to a pharmacy to access their medications. With pharmaceutical home care in place, the patient avoids this disruption, reduces their medication-related adverse events, and ultimately reduces unnecessary hospital readmissions or emergency room visits.
TransitionCare provides easy, accessible and affordable pharmaceutical care right at home and is a seamless experience for patients and their existing providers. This program helps partner facilities provide a better continuum of care and reduces the burden of medication management on discharge planning teams. Early studies indicate that Centennial’s support reduces readmissions to less than 9%, increases adherence measures for diabetes and cholesterol medications to over 98%, and has 97% patient retention, with high patient, provider and facility satisfaction.
“When a patient leaves a facility and returns to their home, they become solely responsible for accessing and administering medications, which is often a complex process. Pharmaceutical support in the home is an overlooked component of patient care “, says Lindsay Dymowski, President of Centennial Pharmacy Services. “Centennial is known for having a real impact on health goals and quality metrics, and we are proud to work more closely with facilities and discharge teams to deliver a pharmacy program that will provide patients with the resources to successfully transition home.
TransitionCare is currently available to discharge facilities and hospitals in southeastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and New Castle County, Delaware.
Learn more about www.centennialpharmacy.com/transitioncare.
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