Kingsley Healthcare is the latest national care home chain to sign up to the Well Careplus medicine management service, ensuring 1,000 more patients are benefiting from the safe and personalised care the system offers, says the pharmacy chain.
Careplus features the Well Pad, a portable device that matches the right medicine with the right resident at the correct time using advanced barcode technology.
The Kingsley Healthcare contract win follows a recent study published by Cardiff University, demonstrating increased operational efficiency across all aspects of medication management in care homes using Well Careplus, saving up to 65 hours of staff time per month, and removed 21 of 23 administration errors identified prior to the study.
In addition, over-stocking of medication was reduced by 22 per cent, missing medication reduced by 80 per cent, and 92 per cent of participants would not return to paper-based systems following their experience of Well Careplus, the company says.
Kingsley Healthcare is the latest contract to be won by Well Careplus in the last 12 months. Others include Care South, Somerset Care, Akari Care and Johnsons Care.