Institutional Pharmacy Services

Skilled Nursing / Assisted Living Pharmacy

PharmaCare's Institutional Services is the region's premier and independently owned pharmaceutical provider of complete pharmacy services to long-term care and assisted living facilities.

The professional staff includes 15 pharmacists, seven registered nurses, four licensed respiratory therapists, and over 50 nationally certified technicians. All pharmacists are board certified and members of various state and national pharmaceutical organizations. Each member of the pharmacy team is here to answer questions and assist in making the appropriate decisions regarding the facility's pharmaceutical needs.

It is the goal of The PharmaCare Network to assist all patients in achieving happier and healthier lives, by providing comprehensive pharmaceutical services at the most reasonable cost possible.

PharmaCare's Institutional Services extends across many different long-term care facilities and situations including:

  • Skilled Nursing Facilities
  • Assisted Living
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Developmental Disabilities Agencies
  • Adult Day Care Services
  • Individuals
  • Congregate Housing

Currently servicing over twenty-five hundred residents (1700 skilled nursing home beds and 1,000 assisted living beds) the institutional division has the ability to meet and exceed the expectations of a long-term care pharmacy provider.

Our institutional pharmacy operates 365 days a year with round-the-clock emergency service. Our hours of operation are Monday thru Friday 8am-7pm, Saturday 9am-4pm, and Sunday 9am-3pm. We do have shortened hours of operations on some holidays. After hours, an on-call pharmacist is available to assist with all emergencies. The pharmacy is contracted with a courier service that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ensure that all deliveries are handled accordingly. Routine deliveries are made throughout the day with drivers on-call 24 hours for emergency support.

PharmaCarePRN - "Pharmacy Access as Needed"

PharmaCarePRN is a web-based application that is the facility's gateway to the pharmacy. The application allows the facility to securely connect to the pharmacy and review real-time information, as well as request information and submit new orders, change orders, and refill requests directly from the pharmacy without ever having to pick up the telephone. The facility will have access to:

  • The Message Center & Online Bookmarks
  • Patient Profiles including Physician's Orders and Medication Administration Records
  • Process New Orders & Refill Requests for Medications and Non-drug Orders
  • Create & Save Price Quotes
  • Drug Information & Part D Formulary Management
  • QA/QI Reporting
  • A/R Information
  • Manage Outstanding Prior Authorizations

Dispensing Systems

PharmaCare offers several choices in medication packaging. These systems include a 14-day cassette exchange system, a traditional anniversary blister packaging system, on-demand blister packaging, Medicine-On-Time (MOT), and in some cases traditional prescription vials. Thus, allowing the facility to choose the system that best fits their needs.

Artromick Medication Carts
Medicine-On-Time Prescription System

Clinical / Consulting Services

PharmaCare offers consulting services by its team of professional pharmacists. The pharmacist identifies potential drug interactions, while ensuring each medication that is currently being prescribed matches the diagnosis. Additionally, the pharmacist makes sure that current doses are appropriate for the resident. It is also the role of the pharmacist to make recommendations after careful analysis of the resident's disease state regarding the current therapy and cost of medications.

There is an experienced LTC nurse who provides quality assurance reviews for all facilities. Audits are performed on the patient care level, and physician order summaries are reviewed to insure proper care and procedure by all staff.

PharmaCare’s Medical Records Department prints and maintains physician orders, medical administration records (MAR), and treatment administration records (TAR). Their role is to ensure the integrity of the recording process and provide appropriate documentation for each resident.