Golden Living has created a new, in-house consulting pharmacy company that will focus on medication safety and patient outcomes. Golden Clinical Rx Services is based on a clinical pharmacist model that will make certified geriatric pharmacists (CGPs) part of the interdisciplinary clinical teams that care for Golden LivingCenter patients.
“Making pharmacists part of our interdisciplinary clinical teams will better ensure the safe and appropriate use of medications for Golden LivingCenter patients.”
“Managing medications is a complex process, especially for patients of skilled nursing facilities, many of whom have chronic conditions and are prescribed multiple drugs,” said Robert Warnock, DPh, Senior Vice President of Pharmacy Services for Golden Living. “Making pharmacists part of our interdisciplinary clinical teams will better ensure the safe and appropriate use of medications for Golden LivingCenter patients.”
Using the Almaga™ Unified Intelligence System (UIS) data management system and other technologies, pharmacists and pharmacy assistants in Clinical Intervention Centers will remotely monitor patients’ medications. So these well-compensated pharmacists will not be in the facility nor will they ever see the residents. Their orders may reduce drug costs and increase profits.
Golden Living is one of the largest providers of healthcare services in the U.S. Golden Living companies operate skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. The Golden Living "family of companies" include Golden LivingCenters, Aegis Therapies, AseraCare Hospice and Home Health, and 360 Healthcare Staffing.
There are more than 300 Golden LivingCenters in 21 states. Golden Living also offers assisted living services at more than 40 locations. In addition, the Golden Innovations companies partner with more than 1,000 nursing homes, hospitals and other health care organizations in 37 states and the District of Columbia.
Collectively, the Golden Living "family of companies" has more than 40,000 employees who provide healthcare to more than 60,000 patients every day. www.goldenliving.com