A letter from PharmRight's CEO on National Family Caregivers Month
We celebrate and give thanks to the more than 40 million caregivers in America providing support for members of their family or community!
Today's Caregiver Magazine: Caregiver Innovation Spotlight: Bill Park, President & CEO - PharmRight Corporation
You may have noticed that so many people these days take a lot of prescription drugs for a lot of different reasons because, as time has gone by, pharmaceutical research results in products designed for these reasons. But for those who are prescribed multiple drugs, and for those who are administering them, complications can arise resulting in missed doses and overdoses. After watching nurses in health care facilities administer medications to numerous patients with complex conditions, our next guest experienced the proverbial light-bulb effect, and proceeded to launch a new business.
Mike Switzer interviews Bill Park, CEO of PharmRight based in Charleston, SC.
Leyla Gulen interviews Bill Park.
As some of you may recall, we did a segment on the “B-Side of Full Timing” where we brought up something that you may not have given any thought to when looking to have a life on the road. That being, what happens when a family member back home becomes ill. Have you thought about that aspect of travel? If you do not recall the post or video, please feel free to check it out. That post and video came about based on my father going into the hospital and the choice we needed to make as to if we should fly home or not. Seeing we had lived in upstate NY, it is not like we could just go back there with the coach during the winter.
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Discussions about assisted living facilities, paying for long-term care, creating wills and other legal documents don’t always come up during holiday visits and Christmas dinners. But the holiday season is an ideal time to gather your loved ones for a frank discussion with aging parents or loved ones.
One way to keep addictive medications out of the wrong hands is by securing the pills so only designated individuals have access. Technology can be the answer for accountability and safety.