LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Home care provider ResCare HomeCare on Tuesday announced that it has signed a national affiliation agreement with Walgreens as the national drug store chain rolls out its DailyMed by Walgreens prescription service.
DailyMed by Walgreens offers a safe and effective way for patients to organize and keep track of multiple medications, with individual, pre-sorted packets that indicate date and time certain medications are scheduled to be taken. A service designed for some seniors and other patients with complex prescription regimens, DailyMed provides a 30-day supply of certain medications, with sealed and clearly marked packets that eliminate the need to sort through multiple prescriptions with different daily dosages and timing.
The daily management of medications can become a challenge to seniors. As the number of prescriptions they need increases, the possibility of missing a dosage also goes up. “Our ultimate goal is to drive down the cost of health care while helping seniors maintain their independence and good health for as long as possible,” stated Ralph Gronefeld, Jr., ResCare president and CEO.
ResCare HomeCare provides seniors in-home services so they can stay in their own homes longer. The services include personal supports, homemaking, respite and companion care.
Under the affiliation agreement, Walgreens will feature ResCare HomeCare education materials with its DailyMed by Walgreens products. ResCare HomeCare employees will discuss DailyMed with their clients as part of a range of services the company offers to help people live more independently.
The program will roll out in California in January 2013 and expand throughout the country during the year.
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