How Island Pharmacy Helps Caregivers

As an independently owned and operated business, we here at Island Pharmacy offer expert up-to-date advice, health care knowledge, and personalized patient care. We are proud to offer flu clinics and foot care clinics in addition to filling prescriptions.

Wanting to learn about how we help caregivers? Then look no further:

Drug Compounding Options

Drug compounding is the practice of mixing drugs to meet the needs of patients. Compounded medications are developed by compounding individual ingredients in the precise strength and dosage form needed by the patient and their own distinctive needs.

Compounding is used to help patients get the medication they need and how they need it. For some patients, their needs entail a specific non-essential ingredient to be removed from their medication for the prevention of an allergic reaction, while other patients need compounded medication to obtain the exact dosage that meets their own particular.

Compounded medications can be provided in capsules, cream base form, syrup or solution. These different forms make the administering of the medications easier. Pharmacists can, for example, use compounding to change the taste and colour of medications to make them more pleasant and appealing to take. … all of which can be used to help caregivers by being able to provide their dependents with medications that are tailored to their unique needs and comfort levels.

Island Pharmacy’s At-Home Medication Apps

To make the process of giving medications at home easier, Island Pharmacy supplies KARIE: an automated medication assistance machine.

KARIE offers independence to individuals, peace of mind to family members, provides caregivers with reliable, dependable support, and better services for those who work in retirement living.

KARIE also assists caregivers by relieving them of the need to remind patients to take their medication. The pills are organized in pre-filled pouches with the exact dose, and deliver each pouch at a set time so there’s no confusion or worry about forgetting to take a pill, and even comes equipped with a chime to remind you when it is time to take a dose.

Having Managers Who Care

We have eight Island Pharmacy locations to meet the needs and requirements of our clients. All eight locations are run by pharmacists from their respective communities. Duncan and Lake Cowichan each have two locations to serve you, while our other locations can be found in Gabriola Island, Cobble Hill, Shawnigan Lake, Mill Bay, and View Royal.

We are open seven days a week, even during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, and are dedicated to providing care to our communities and helping others make their health needs easier.

We are proud of our commitment to deliver the personal care and attention that you and your family need and deserve– and that includes making your job as a caregiver easier through our blend of in-house compounding, at-home supplies, and free prescription delivery.

Are You a Caregiver? Then Island Pharmacy is Here to Help

A caregiver is an important job. Let us help you make it an easier one.

Contact us to learn more about how we can help.

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