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Ward MM Thrive

Medication Matched to You

Ward MM Thrive will scientifically determine the correct medication and dosage for you.

A clinical pharmacist who is an expert in medicine for older people will work with your GP and specalist doctors to create your personalised medication plan.

Your medication expert will monitor your progress, visiting you every 6 weeks and regularly consult with your GP and specalist doctors.

Scientifically manage your health

Scientifically manage your health

Medication for chronic pain, diabetes, blood pressure, incontinence and mental health can be matched to your DNA

Prevent falls & hospitalisation

Prevent falls & hospitalisation

Side effects from medication can be the reason for a fall. Taking the correct dosage of medication can avoid side effects that impact mobility

Reduce daily pills and bills

Reduce daily pills and bills

Research indicates* frequently reviewing medication reduces the number of pills and pharmacy bills

Helping Adrian Thrive Helping Adrian Thrive
Helping Adrian Thrive
Helping Adrian Thrive

Helping Adrian Thrive

"The best thing about Thrive is having a blue-print of exactly what dad needs with his medication. No more trial and error. "

Adrian, living in aged care
Adrian's story

Thrive will benefit anyone taking 5 or more medications.

80% of residents living in aged care are prescribed potentially inappropiate medicines*

How does testing my DNA help find me the right medication?

Our bodies have an individual reaction to each medication based on our genes. Ward MM will test your DNA to determine the correct medication and dosage for you. A DNA test is a non-invasive process involving a cotton bud swab taken from your mouth. Privacy and data security protocols will keep your DNA data safe.

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How does testing my DNA help find me the right medication?

Thrive FAQs

If you can't find an answer to your question here please contact Ward MM directly on 1800 927 366.

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How is Thrive different to my current medication management?

Thrive puts you in the driver’s seat with your medications. With Thrive, a highly qualified Ward MM pharmacist will work with you, your GP and your specialists (if you have them) monthly to create a proactive personalised medication plan tailored to your needs at any given point in time. It will take into account your concerns, challenges and desires while also drilling right down into your unique DNA, making sure that wherever possible, you’re not coming to harm because of your medications.

In addition, you’ll have 24/7 phone access to a Medication Specialist and a personalised online dashboard to monitor your progress.

Currently the government fund 1 medication review every 2 years or when your medications have potentially caused harm. They are not using DNA to maximise the benefits of medication, do not allow for ongoing adjustment to your plan by a Medication Specialist as your medications and needs change and do not offer 24/7 support.

Will I talk to the same clinical pharmacist every consultation?

Yes, the same Ward MM clincical pharmacist will be in touch every time – however, please understand there may be unforeseen circumstances where this is not possible, such as illness. In this instance we will make sure the person you do speak to understands your plan and requirements.

Why do I need extra medication reviews?

Medication reviews improve your life and reduce the risk of drug related problems. A review will asses your medications based on current research and risk aversion, potentially reducing your medication and reducing the cost to you. Simply put, taking the correct medication could prevent dizzy spells that result in falls, frequent need to visit the toilet and other lifestyle inconveniences.

What if something goes wrong or another side effect develops?

Your medication is altered gradually and you will be monitored more frequently during this period to ensure a positive outcome.

Why test my DNA?

DNA testing helps us and your GP to take some of the guess work out of medication selection. DNA testing allows us to make changes to your medications if results show you are either more susceptible to side effects from certain medicines or less likely to respond to treatment (it’s all about how fast your body can ‘metabolise’ a type of drug).

What happens to my DNA Data?

Your DNA test will be processed by myDNA in their National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) accredited laboratory in Melbourne and will provide the results to your Ward MM Aged Care Medication Specialist. Your reports and genetic data are your property and results remain strictly confidential. Privacy and data security protocols are fundamental to myDNA. Find out more at www.mydna.life.

How is my family supported?

It is essential that, if you want them to, your family are given information to support you in feeling your best. If you would like us to, a Ward MM Aged Care Medication Specialist can meet with your family regularly to discuss your current medications and desired outcomes.

How does the Ward MM pharmacist support my GP?

Ward MM have developed this program in collaboration with doctors, ensuring efficient use of their time (so they have more time for you). Your Ward MM Medication Specialist will support your GP by regular visits to their clinic to;

  • review your medications, collaboratively adjusting your plan to try and prevent any future medication related issues.
  • provide your GP with a summary of your Medication Dashboard.
  • coordinate specialist consultations with your GP when required.
*Scientific Research

*Research indicates frequently reviewing medication reducesthe number of pills, pharmacy bills and hospitalisation 

Scientific Research Sources: 

  1. Steinman MA. BMJ Qual Saf Epub ahead of print (13/11/2018) doi: 101136/bmjqs-2018-008815. 2018.
  2. G, Schenck AP. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2018;66(12):2394-00.
  3. Lee CY, BeanlaHerity LB, Upchurch nd C, Goeman D, Petrie N, Petrie B, Vise F, et al. Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics. 2018;43(6):813-21

The Thrive service is currently available to residents at:

Allity

Residents

If you are a resident and would like to enrol in Thrive:

Complete Form 1800 927 366

Aged Care Providers

If you are an aged care facility call us today to to access Thrive for your residents:

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