National Senior Home Care Provider to Offer A “Revolutionary”

Medication Dispensing System

June 21, 2009


Caring Senior Service announces partnership with DailyMed™ to help solve

medication mismanagement among older adults.

Medication mismanagement continues to mount, emphasizing the urgent need for a systematic change in the way we care for the 38+ million older adults in America today. At least 1.5 million Americans are sickened, injured or killed each year by errors in prescribing, dispensing and taking medications — and seniors are most susceptible. Caring Senior Service, a national home care company, announces their partnership with DailyMed™, a revolutionary solution to problems caused by medication mismanagement.

Jeff Salter, CEO of Caring Senior Service, said, “We’ve found DailyMed to be a great benefit as DailyMed pharmacists are able to review a patient’s entire drug profile, check that prescription combinations are safe, and make recommendations to improve drug effectiveness, as well as make cost-saving suggestions.  DailyMed is delivered monthly to a client’s home and DailyMed accepts most every prescription insurance plan available. It’s perfect for people who have trouble remembering to take their medications or arrange and sort them timely and properly.”

Seniors, who comprise 13% of the U.S. population, currently take 40% of all drugs prescribed – more medications than any other age group. The medication mismanagement epidemic includes adverse drug reactions, polypharmacy dangers (the use of multiple prescription drugs simultaneously) and noncompliance (failure or refusal to properly take prescribed medications).

The effects are staggering: 

  • Adverse drug reaction is estimated as the 4th largest cause of death amongst the elderly.
  • Medication errors have been documented to cost the U.S healthcare system in excess of $177.4 billion.
  • 28% of geriatric hospitalizations are attributed to adverse reactions to prescription drugs.

The average elderly person takes 4-6 different prescriptions a day and refills their prescriptions 12-17 times a year; it is estimated that 15-20% of these prescriptions are not needed. More than half of aging Americans have difficulty managing their medications. 

John Brady, Executive Vice President for DailyMed, said, “As a result of this crisis, many seniors resort to asking a caregiver, such as Caring Senior Service, to assist them with their medications. We realize that when a prescription regimen is involved, especially if it is a complicated one, patients and their caregivers find peace of mind when using the DailyMed system. Caring Senior Service will have knowledgeable representatives who can answer questions, help them understand how the system works to simplify their lives and put them at ease with enrollment assistance.”

The DailyMed system transfers prescriptions, over-the-counter medications and vitamins from a consumer’s present pharmacy and organizes them into pre-sorted packets, clearly marked with the date and time they should be taken. An entire 30-day supply of medications is conveniently delivered to a person’s home in a dispensing box, simplifying medication management for patients or their caregivers to ensure the right doses are taken at the right times.

DailyMed accepts most every insurance plan and enrollment is available by calling 1-800-973-1955 or by contacting your local Caring Senior Service branch.

Caring Senior Service gives seniors and their families the control they need through services, safety care technologies and education so they can live healthy, happy and at home. For more than 18 years, Caring has been the leader in care for the elderly and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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