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CDC Survey Highlights LTC Resident Needs

In February 2019, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics released a report that assessed the long-term care service needs of 28,900 residents* in assisted living or similar residential care environments. read more

Guardian Pharmacy of Atlanta spotlights its Consulting Team

A long-term care pharmacy is like a large machine. There are many moving pieces and each one has significant importance. At our pharmacy, each staff member plays an important role ensuring that residents in each community we serve receive the right medications. While that is happening inside the pharmacy, there is a group at Guardian Pharmacy of Atlanta that works to help connect the community to the pharmacy. Our local consulting team consists of two pharmacists, two nurses and a pharmacy technician with more than 100 years of pharmacy and nursing experience combined. This group spends most of their time visiting our partner communities. The pharmacists review the medications of each assisted living resident, foster interactions and appropriate therapy, and help client communities maintain compliance.  In addition to reviewing drug storage and medication documentation, the nurse consultants also help client communities stay in compliance. Our pharmacy technician, who has certified medication aide experience, performs physical inspections for the pharmacists, checks cycle medication and handles onboarding new communities’ cycle medications. The consulting team is vital in long-term care pharmacy because they form a critical connection between the pharmacy and community operations, providing tremendous support to both groups. They ensure that all […] read more

Blood Pressure Drugs Recalled due to Cancer Risk

The US Food and Drug Administration recently recalled the third blood pressure medication due to concerns read more

Guardian Pharmacy Atlanta Provides flu vaccines

We are providing two different vaccines, the quadrivalent vaccine and the high dose vaccine read more

Meet Our New Account Manager

Time to introduce Guardian Pharmacy Atlanta’s New Account Manager, Olivia Howard read more

How do I deal with all of these regulations??

You love the population you serve, so the best idea is to become better equipped to handle what comes your way each day. read more

Guardian Pharmacy Services Provides volunteer projects for Guardian Pharmacy Atlanta

The accounting office at Guardian Pharmacy Services wanted to be able to give back to the residents and seniors that we all service every day read more

Vitamins and Supplements: More Unnecessary Drugs

In long term care pharmacy, we see hundreds of patients taking vitamin supplements.  There is a common belief that taking vitamins maintains good health.  In reality, this is not the case. An article that appeared in the US News and World Report the last week of May discussed a study that appeared recently in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.  The findings were based on a study of trials conducted from January 2012 to October 2017 and found vitamin D, calcium and vitamin C did not help in preventing cardiovascular disease, heart attack, stroke or premature death. Although a 1993 study linked vitamin E to a lower risk of coronary heart disease, this study showed various other vitamins do not benefit patients but do no harm either, according to lead author Dr. David Jenkins.  He said it was surprising that vitamin D, in particular, does nothing for lengthening or shortening one’s lifespan, nor does vitamin C. The study looked at whether vitamins are good for cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality.  Of the vitamins analyzed were vitamins A, B1, B2, B3 (niacin), B6, B9 (folic acid), C, D and E, as well as beta carotene, calcium, iron, zinc, magnesium and […] read more

What about Oral Morphine?

Elaine Wright spoke about Oral Morphine administration in Assisted Living and Personal Care read more

Guardian Pharmacy of Atlanta’s Matt Hopp Featured in Atlanta Business Chronicle

Guardian Pharmacy of Atlanta’s Matt Hopp Featured in Atlanta Business Chronicle Guardian Pharmacy of Atlanta's Matt Hopp Featured in Atlanta Business Chronicle read more

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