Current Situation in Aged Care
Understaffed / Staff Stretched Thin
Employing 50 pharmacists across SA, NSW, QLD, VIC, WA and TAS, Ward MM is one of the country’s largest providers of specialist clinical pharmacy services to the aged care sector. Work with some of the biggest names in aged care, including Bupa, Allity, Calvary Care, Estia and Bolton Clarke among many others.
1. Bell et al. Strategies to simplify complex medication regimens. AJGP Vol 50, No 1-2, Jan-Feb 2021: 43-48
2. Chen et al. Development and validation of the Medication Regimen Simplification Guide for Residential Aged CarE (MRS GRACE). Clinical Interventions in Aging.2018:13 975-986
3. Slugget et al. Simplification of Medications Prescribed to Long-tErm Residents (SIMPLER): study protocol for cluster randomised controlled trial. Trials 2018 19:37
Data shows on average 41% of residents prescribes 9+ medications.
Some cases 12
rounds per day.
Leads to complex time consuming regimens.
Taking 15 – 20 staff
hours per day.
What if there was some way of freeing up staff workload, meeting several QI requirements and at the same time improving quality of care and resident well being?
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