Online pharmacy ordering, direct-to-door delivery complement a full range of seniors’ in-home care services.
TORONTO, Nov. 18, 2020 /CNW/ – The Health Depot Pharmacy and Retirement Home Referral Services are pleased to announce their joint initiative to assist seniors and their families adjusting to changes in living situations resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The two organizations will collaborate to create a comprehensive solution for families seeking in-home care during this challenging time.
In 2016, 16.4% of Ontario’s population was 65 years or older, and 11% of seniors lived with their families. These numbers have continued to increase in the past four years. The Coronavirus pandemic and the 2nd wave of infection has accelerated the shift in the landscape of senior care and accommodation. More and more families are opting to have older family members live with them or remain in the community setting in their own homes. This transition requires support for families and their ageing loved ones. People are finding that they need to rearrange and reassign daily tasks and responsibilities to adjust to a new normal.
Activities like filling prescriptions, purchasing medical supplies, and seeing a physician are essential to thousands of seniors’ daily lives. The transition to a home-based care arrangement means that these tasks, along with shopping, in-home care, and home maintenance, create additional stress for families who are already juggling changes with work and school schedules.
The Health Depot Online Pharmacy is working alongside Retirement Home Referral Services (RHRS) to make the pharmacy and healthcare shopping experience simple for all Ontarians. Their healthcare e-commerce store has thousands of health essentials available for online purchase and delivery, which can be delivered direct-to-door for free with prescriptions. Their Daily Dose Packsallow for a straightforward approach for patients taking multiple medications to have a simple, one daily packet approach, which helps seniors and their caregivers, the chronically ill, and those with special needs.
“We are committed to supporting seniors, their loved ones, and caregivers as they adjust to new living arrangements,” says Andy Donald, Founder & CEO of The Health Depot Pharmacy. “The core of what we do as an organization is to help individuals become and stay healthy. Our collaboration with Retirement Home Referral Services brings continuity of care and support for seniors and caregivers when they need it most.”
The RHRS team walks with seniors through the process of transitioning living arrangements to make the journey less confusing and stressful. “Change can come suddenly, but we are there to ease the uncertainty and hold their hands as they move forward,” states Paul Martin, CEO of Retirement Home Referral Services. “In-home healthcare services like virtual doctor’s appointments, online pharmacy services, respite support, and transportation assistance can be hard to arrange on one’s own. We work with a team of skilled associate partners to complete the circle of care and remove the stress.”
Caregivers who are seeking guidance can call and speak with the RHRS team directly at 1- 888-809-7477 to discuss the full range of healthcare services available to help support their loved ones in their homes.