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Rotarians Learn About EZ MEDS Program

FULTON – The members of the Fulton Noon Rotary Club had the opportunity this past week to learn about a new and very needed business recently launched in Oswego County.

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Gidget Reynolds, left, directs the Home Meds program for Wayne’s. Jami Bradshaw, center, is the creator and overall director of the program. Rotarian Mary Costigan, right, is the director of Michaud Health Center and she uses the EZ MED program with her patients.

Jami Bradshaw of Wayne’s Pharmacy shared a unique and much needed service for accurate delivery of medicine both for individuals and long-term care homes.

Over the  years we have seen tremendous changes in health care, except in some areas of packaging, and of course, the price of medications.

One of the most common complaints of caregivers about their elderly charges is the inability for them to separate their daily medications.

People with dementia can not remember which medication is taken in the morning or the evening.

They forget the color, size, and shape of their medication.

Bradshaw heard this complaint from many of his customers so he decided to do something to improve the situation.

In researching the problem nationwide, Bradshaw discovered that there was a need for improvement in medical packaging and distribution, so he created EZ MEDS.

The pharmacy prepares and verifies all medications.

After each patient verifies their meds, they are verified by their physicians, and their druggist.

That information is entered into Wayne’s computers along with the patient’s  “over the counter” medications and entered into a processing robot which with 100% accuracy enters the correct meds into small plastic packs with all of the medical information and instructions needed for one session.

These packets are delivered to the patient in rolls with a 30-day supply.

He is currently setting up his medical distribution to be used throughout New York State.

There is an outcome evaluation score card used in the process.

Sometimes the medicine is taken incorrectly.

This problem is corrected by the EZ MED ROBOT report.

Behind the scenes multiple robots are needed to make this process work to provide complete safety for every patient.

These robots cost more than a million each and Wayne’s has seven.

If you want to try it or need it for yourself or a loved one who has trouble remembering when to take what medicine, you should call Wayne’s and tell them you are interested in their EZ MED program.

If you want to find a similar system in other parts of the country, go to PillPack.com.