Medication Regimen Simplification

Save 85 staff hours each month per 100 bed facility*

WARD MM

Current Situation in Aged Care

Understaffed / Staff Stretched Thin

Limited
Budgets

Highly
Regulated

Provide
Quality Care

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.

*References

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

Medication Regimens

MEDICATION

Data shows on average 41% of residents prescribes 9+ medications.

Some cases 12
rounds per day.

TIME

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?

Medication Simplification Intent

Without Affecting Therapeutic Intent

Key Outcomes & Benefits

Saves Time

Increase in time to spend on other activities, estimated at 85 hours per 100 residents per month

Saves Money

Saving of $50K per 100 bed home

Incident Reduction

Reduction in medication incidents post changes

Improved Well Being

Reduction in resident interaction means fewer interruptions for resident

PER DAY

166 mins or 2.76 hours
saved per day

PER MONTH

85 hours per month

PER YEAR

$50,000 saving per
yearper 100 bed facility

Call 1800 927 366 or email info@wardmm.com.au to find out how we can help your aged care home.

WHO WE WORK WITH

Supporting A Wide Range Of Professionals

General Practitioners

Ward has over 25 years of experience delivering RMMRs and QUM services in the aged care sector. We work with you to make the referral and follow up process smooth and seamless.

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Aged Care Providers

At Ward MM, we understand the challenges facing aged care providers; the need for consistently high-quality care, reliability, and simplicity in solutions whilst ensuring they are cost-effective.

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Pharmacists

We are one of the country’s largest providers of specialist clinical pharmacy services to the aged care sector.

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