Get Customized Home Care Assistance from CityMed Pharmacy

by | Mar 20, 2023 | Health and wellness, Medical conditions and diseases, Medical technology, Occupational health | 0 comments

Did you know that you or a loved one can receive home healthcare services from a pharmacist and Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) through your local CityMed Pharmacy?

The Pharmacy Home Monitoring Program is a referral-based, home care assistance program that complements a doctor’s care – in the comfort of your own home. There is no additional charge for our “Pharmacy Home Monitoring Program” service.*

*Certain criteria may apply.

Home Health Monitoring Starts with a Home Visit from Your Pharmacist

Most people think of a pharmacist as a person dispensing prescription drugs from behind the counter, but CityMed pharmacists are much more than that. A vital part of our Pharmacy Home Monitoring Program, our pharmacists visit patients in their homes to conduct wellness checks to:

  • Review a patient’s current medication regimen Identify drug-related problems such as drug interactions, side effects, and dosing issues Conduct a medicine cabinet review and remove expired or outdated medications (disposing of them responsibly)
  • Train patients on the use of medical devices such as a blood glucose meter or nebulizer Create a current medication list (Best Possible Medication History)
  • prepare a complete summary with recommendations on dosing, and changes to medication and/or medication regimen and send it to the patient’s physician and other members of the healthcare team
  • Develop an Individualized Care Plan for the patient’s ongoing home health monitoring by a nurse Provide the physician and other members of the healthcare team with regular reports on health and medication status and concerns
Licensed Practical Nurse – CityMed Pharmacy

Ongoing Home Care Assistance Provided by Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs)

  • Patients receive ongoing wellness checks from Licensed Practical Nurses who provide customized home healthcare services as outlined in each patient’s Individualized Care Plan. Home monitoring visits may include:
  • Administration of medications and monitoring of side effects Administration of injections – daily or weekly Application of transdermal patches Monitoring of blood pressure, pulse rate, body weight, blood glucose, and acute and chronic medical conditions Continued training on the use of medical devices and medication adherence with the goal of supporting patient independence and medication self-management
Who Needs Home Healthcare Services?
  • The Pharmacy Home Monitoring Program provides medication monitoring to ensure adherence, reduce errors, reduce the risk of additional costly treatments, ease stress on family and caregivers, improve management of health conditions and clinical outcomes, and improve the quality of life for our patients.
  • Ideal candidates for home care assistance include patients who:
  • Are unable to manage their own medications after a sudden change in health status such as a stroke or heart attack Have difficulty taking their medications due to physical or cognitive barriers such as visual or mobility impairment, mental health concerns or addiction
  • Have a history of medication-related hospitalizations or challenges in medication compliance Have multiple chronic conditions or complex medication regimens
  • Need training on the use of medical devices such as blood glucose monitors, nebulizers, inhalers, or medication assistance with insulin injections Need home care following a hospital discharge

FAQs for CityMed Pharmacy’s Home Healthcare Services

What is CityMed Pharmacy's Home Monitoring Program?
CityMed Pharmacy’s Home Monitoring Program is a referral-based, home care assistance program that provides customized healthcare services in the comfort of your own home. Our pharmacists and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) visit patients in their homes to conduct wellness checks and provide ongoing monitoring and care.
What kind of services do CityMed's home health nurses provide?
Our home health nurses provide a range of services, including medication administration and monitoring of side effects, administration of injections, application of transdermal patches, monitoring of blood pressure, pulse rate, body weight, blood glucose, and acute and chronic medical conditions, and training on the use of medical devices and medication adherence.
Who is eligible for CityMed's home healthcare services?
Ideal candidates for our home healthcare services include patients who are unable to manage their own medications after a sudden change in health status such as a stroke or heart attack, have difficulty taking their medications due to physical or cognitive barriers, have a history of medication-related hospitalizations or challenges in medication compliance, have multiple chronic conditions or complex medication regimens, or need training on the use of medical devices such as blood glucose monitors, nebulizers, inhalers, or medication assistance with insulin injections.
How do I get started with CityMed's Home Monitoring Program?
If you require home care assistance with medication management, the use of medical devices, or would benefit from ongoing home health monitoring, talk to your doctor, case manager, or other healthcare professional about referring you to the Pharmacy Home Monitoring Program. Alternatively, you can download the referral form from our website and email or fax it to the contact on the top of the form, or call 604-327-0568.
Is there a cost for CityMed's Home Monitoring Program?
There is no additional charge for our Home Monitoring Program service, but certain criteria may apply. Please speak with your healthcare professional or contact us directly for more information.