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By Mike Glenn, RPh. – Gayco Consultant Pharmacist This time of uncertainty amid the COVID-19 virus might be a prime opportunity to assess or reassess the treatment of depression for those in our facility.  Family and friends are unable to visit with our residents initiating or augmenting depression.   The prevalence of depression increases with age…
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As Newly Released from GHCA Potential National Guard Support for COVID-19 Testing The National Guard is positioning to potentially support COVID-19 testing in nursing centers for all residents and staff. This action will be separate from the infection control support. You may receive contact from the National Guard sharing information to this effect. If you…
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Highlights of a recent GHCA Webinar Presented by Clint Maun and Cheryl Boldt  – http://www.maunlemke.com The Goal: To Refresh, Stabilize and Thrive Personally, recruit Service Workers who do not have jobs now by talking with local Restaurant Owners/Managers about their current situation Do they have great employees they are worried about that they would recommend to…
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A Summary of a Recent GHCA Webinar   Understanding how to prevent infections: To prevent infections, you must understand the life cycle of infection. There are Six stages of a Super Spreader like COVID-19 or any infectious pathogen. It becomes an infectious pathogen (a bacterium, virus, or another microorganism that can cause disease) It then…
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Since 2016, Gayco Healthcare has been using ATP to cycle fill all of our facilities. Cycle fill with ATP has many advantages to both the facility and the pharmacy. For the facility, it eliminates the need for punch cards for routine medications which saves space on the med cart, as well as saving time on…
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To provide the highest level of service as well as provide for the safety and welfare of your residents, staff, and facility we are reaffirming and updating the protocols and procedures outlined below.   Gayco Healthcare employees, independent contractors, and vendors will continue to be screened before entry into our pharmacy. Pharmacists and Nurse consultants…
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Ashley Gay, RPh – Consultant Pharmacist I am often asked to review resident’s medication therapy as a cause of falls. I always look for recent medication changes first but a fall can also be a sign of a new or underlying medical problem that needs treatment. Older adults who fall are at a higher risk…
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Web cam captures the medication cart, as well as all equipment used for training.During the current pandemic, all of our long-term care communities are following directions from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and other state and federal agencies.  Only essential service providers are allowed in communities and…
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On March 16, 2020, the Georgia Board of Pharmacy issued a statement allowing pharmacies to compound hand sanitizer gel “given that the components are all over-the-counter products.” The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) also provided temporary permission and issued the following guidelines which are attached in the following link.  Gayco has onsite compounding and…
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For our Monday update, we would like to take you on a guided tour of our operations and headquarters in Dublin, GA. The quick tour is led by Jon Martin, Gayco’s Chief Operating Officer.  Jon offers additional insight into how we are taking extra steps to protect and care for our communities and their residents. …
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