Newsome Home Health Care Medication Management Protocol

Newsome’s In Home Health Care Adheres to Medication Management Protocols to Help Minimize the Impact of the Patient’s Condition

Newsome Home Health Pneumonia Goals of Care

  • Improve patient compliance with taking of medication as prescribed
  • Decrease potential Adverse Drug Effects by routinely performing medication reconciliation
  • Keeping list of prescribed medications up to date, both prescribed medication and over-the-counter (OTC) medications (including vitamins and supplements)

The patient and caregiver will be instructed on the following medication management:

  • Prescribed medications from hospital, SNF, or other facility
  • Keeping an up-to-date medication list.
  • Speaking up if they feel a mistake has been made
  • Informing agency staff when a change has been made to prescribed medications

Newsome Staff are instructed on the following medication management protocols:

  • Obtaining best possible medication history (BPMH) on start of care
  • Verifying medications from multiple sources when possible
  • Performing medication reconciliation at every visit, regardless of discipline.
  • Communicating with the treating nurse if a change has been made to a patient’s medication
  • Reporting medication errors promptly
  • Tracking potential drug interactions, and when needed, coordinating with the patient’s physician to correct them
  • Present to patient with community options to promote compliance

Key Assessment Points for medication management for Patients:

  • Review of medication list from recent facility reviewed with patient on SOC
  • Ongoing medication reconciliation on every visit
  • Coordination of prescribed medication with patient’s physicians.

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If you or a loved one has pneumonia and needs professional in-home health care, contact us today to get a complimentary in-home assessment.

(815) 744-4770

Why Choose Newsome Home Health Care?


We are Medicare and JCAHO Certified


We have an experienced team of professionals


We regularly update the referring physician on the patient‛s progress


We offer a full range of services:

  • Skilled Nursing
  • Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapies
  • Home Health Care Aides
  • Medical Social Services

Home Care Assessment

If you need a home health care assessment please call us at (815) 744-4770

Physician Patient Referral

Use our online contact form or call us at (815) 744-4770, or fax us a face sheet (order for home health), face to face (required for medicare) to fax: (815) 744-4755

Business Hours

Monday to Friday
8:00am to 5:00pm

We also have an emergency line for our clients that can be called 24 hours a day 7 days a week

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