Special Packaging

Your Care Plus Pharmacist: A resource for caregivers who want to make sure their patients follow doctor’s orders.

Who needs special packaging?
Nursing homes. Long-term care or elder daycare facilities. Visiting nurses. Even family members responsible for a relative who requires regular medications. All caregivers can benefit from the convenience and quality assurance of this service. Each patient has unique medication demands. Often, they need more than one drug. And when you multiply the number of patients, you can see why it is crucial to have the right medicines ready at the right time.

That’s why we’re your destination for special packaging: Putting each patient’s medicines in handy blister packs or medication planners. You are assured a thorough check for accuracy and drug interactions. You won’t find this service at just any pharmacy - including some of the biggest chain stores. It’s one more way your Care Plus pharmacist goes the extra mile - taking the stress and guesswork out of handling multiple prescriptions.

How does it help nursing homes?
Nursing homes are required by law to package most drugs with specific information, including lot numbers and expiration dates. So they need separate bubble packaging for each drug.

Nurses can administer medications, but don’t have a license to dispense drugs. That’s why every medication has to be individually marked and packaged.

Big nursing home facilities get their medications from big, institutional pharmacies — often, they’re the only game in town. That’s the expensive route.

Our Pharmacy provides special packaging for any drug, in single- or multi-dose blister packs, for up to five drugs per package.

How does it help group homes?
Group homes (i.e., for people with mental retardation) usually don’t have nurses on staff. Here, packaging takes the human error out of dispensing medication.

For example, we can create one package for the patient’s morning pills and another for the evening. If the patient goes home on weekends, we can package prescriptions for the five weekdays.

How does it help visiting nurses?
Visiting nurses can bring all the prescriptions for their many patients to us. That means they can spend less time chasing down prescriptions and more time visiting and nursing.

Can individuals take advantage of this service?
Yes. If you’re caring for someone who takes several medications on a regular schedule, this service can simplify your job. You can count on the correct medicines and dosages, ready whenever they are needed.

How can I be sure about accuracy?
Our staff includes certified specialists, specially trained for this painstaking work. And of course, you get Care Plus’s guaranteed check for drug interactions. Everything we do is designed to save your time and make your work easier.

What kind of services can I expect?
First, we tailor a totally customized plan for each patient.

Second, we know the regulations and make sure they are followed diligently.

Third, we can deliver the packaged drugs to you every week — or whatever schedule you need. We can provide 24-hour turnaround upon request. Fourth, our Accounts Receivable service is designed to handle billing for group or nursing homes. We can provide private monthly billing upon request.

Fourth, We can provide preprinted MAR forms and Physician Order forms for all your clients monthly, if requested.

Above all, we have proven experience and expertise — and a reputation for fast, friendly, accurate service.

You’re looking for a better way to serve all your patients. We’re your destination.