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11 Years of Educating the Long-Term Care Community

H.E.L.P. 2020 April 2nd – 3rd, 2020 Holladay Healthcare Pharmacy will be hosting our 11th Annual Holladay Educational Learning Program (H.E.L.P.) on April 2nd and 3rd, 2020. The conference will be held at the Proximity Hotel in Greensboro, NC. H.E.L.P. offers attendees the flexibility to attend either 1-day or both days of the program, with…

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YOU Can HELP STOP Antibiotic Resistance!

Science has brought us many lifesaving antimicrobials since Alexander Fleming discovered the first antibiotic, Penicillin, in 1928. Before the discovery and development of antibiotics, a simple bacterial infection could be fatal. As the development of new, different, and more powerful antibiotics has continued, some bacteria have also developed resistance to the very drugs designed to…

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8 Reasons Why Your Community Should be Offering Medication Management Services

As the senior population in America grows, the need for medication management services alsoincreases. Medication management is a service that increases the individual’s compliance with taking the right medication at the right time as prescribed by their doctor. Non-adherence to proper medication administration results in negative outcomes, including not achieving health care goals, an increase…

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The Flu Vaccine: Frequently Asked Questions

What is the flu? The flu is an illness that can cause hospitalizations and potentially death. Symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, muscle aches, and fatigue. It can also lead to other complications such as pneumonia, sinus infections, or, in severe cases, multi-organ failure. People over the age of 65 are at a…

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Why is my pharmacy bill higher than when I lived at home?

This is a frequent question asked by long-term care (LTC) residents or their caregivers. To answer this, you must first understand the difference between LTC and retail pharmacies, such as CVS or Walgreens. LTC pharmacies are not open to the public. They contract with skilled and assisted living facilities to provide an all-encompassing pharmaceutical service.…

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