Golden Living has announced that it has setup a new, in-house consulting pharmacy company that will focus on improving medication safety and patient outcomes. The new group, known as Golden Clinical Rx Services, will employ a clinical pharmacist model using certified geriatric pharmacists (CGPs) for its Golden LivingCenter patients. The program plans to use the Almaga Unified Intelligence System (UIS) data management system that will allow pharmacists and pharmacy assistants in Clinical Intervention Centers will remotely monitor patients’ medications. As part of the transition, olden Living will continue to work with its contracted consultant pharmacy services while rolling out in-house pharmacy services to all LivingCenters across the next three years. Golden pharmacists have begun working with LivingCenters in the Atlanta, Georgia, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
“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.”