Typically, skilled nursing centers may discharge up to 15 percent of their patients home each month. Patients often experience disruption in their pharmacy care upon returning home, confusion about their new medication regimen, and the physical challenge of traveling to a pharmacy to access their medications. With in-home pharmacy care in place, the patient avoids this disruption, reduces their adverse drug events, and ultimately reduces unnecessary hospital readmissions or emergency room visits.
TransitionCare provides easy, accessible, and affordable pharmacy care directly to the home setting and is a seamless experience for patients and their existing providers. This program assists facility partners to provide a better continuum of care and reduces the medication management burden on discharge planning teams. Early studies indicate that Centennial’s support reduces readmissions to under 9 percent, increases adherence measures for diabetic and cholesterol medications to over 98 percent, and has a 97 percent patient retention, with high patient, provider, and facility satisfaction.
“When a patient is transitioning out of a facility and back into their home setting, they become solely responsible for accessing and administering medications, which is often a complex process. Pharmacy support in the home has been an overlooked component of patient care,” says Lindsay Dymowski, President of Centennial Pharmacy Services. “Centennial is known for making real impacts on health goals and quality metrics, and we’re proud to work more closely with facilities and discharge teams to offer a pharmacy-based program that will provide patients the necessary resources to successfully transition home.”
TransitionCare is currently available to discharging facilities and hospitals in South-Eastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, and New Castle County Delaware.
Learn more at www.centennialpharmacy.com/transitioncare.
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