Press Release

For Immediate Release
Mar 9, 2010
Contact : Elizabeth Dobis  
732-751-7537
edobis@meridianhealth.com

Meridian At Home Launches New Medication Management Program

MediSuite SM makes it easier to manage medications and live a healthy, independent life at home  

Neptune, NJ -  Managing more than one medication can be difficult at any age. The routine activities and responsibilities of our lives can be enough to distract even the most careful person to miss, forget, or even take a double a dose especially if they are trying to manage multiple medications.

Meridian At Home has recently launched MediSuite, a new medication management program designed to take the guess work out of taking daily prescription, non-prescription, or a combination of both types of medication. Programs are customized to meet each individuals needs and can include as much or as little management options as needed.

“It is important to take medication exactly how it is prescribed,” says Michelle Mendelson, R.N., vice president of Meridian At Home. “Not only does it allow you to receive the full benefit of the medication, but also prevents sometimes harmful side effects.”

“The Meridian At Home MediSuite Premier package has been an absolute lifesaver, “says Doreen Salvo, primary caregiver to her 78 year old mother who currently suffers with Alzheimer’s disease. “Since we’ve had this service, my mother is now stable with her medication adherence. She requires critical medication two times per day and has never missed a dose.”

There are several packages available, including an automated medication dispensing system:

MediSuite Premier- Automated medication dispensing system which provides audio and visual reminders up to six times per day, an online reporting and tracking system that alerts caregivers to missed doses, and pending machine refills, and access to iGuard, an online service that monitors the safety of taking several medications simultaneously.

MediSuite Remind-a-Call SM - System will call with medication reminders up to three times per day and alerts can be set to designated caregivers on either home, or cell phone when a dose is missed or medication needs a refill. Access to iGuard is also provided through this package.

MediSuite Basic- Provides audio and visual reminders up to six dosing times per day along with access to iGuard.

MediSuite Personal Touch- Provides access to highly trained qualified nurses who visit the home and assist with the establishment of a medication routine. Nurses will set up medications, check vitals, and perform medication therapy risk screening. This package also includes access to iGuard along with ongoing assistance with medication management by Meridian At Home nurses.

MediSuite Premier Plus- The most comprehensive package offered includes all of the benefits of the MediSuite Premier package along with the MediSuite Personal Touch package. As an added benefit Meridian At Home nurses will track your missed doses and will assist with a medication management plan. For more information on MediSuite, or for information on any of Meridian At Home’s products and services, call 1-800-655-2555, or visit MeridianAtHome.com.

Serving Monmouth & Ocean Counties in New Jersey, Meridian At Home provides you the care you want, where you want it, from errands to meal preparation, therapy to nursing care, to full-time live-in assistance. One call delivers New Jersey’s most complete range of in-home personal assistance and health care solutions enabling individuals to maintain independence at home. Registered and Licensed Practical Nurses deliver care to residences, homes, or Assisted Living facilities and can provide care after an illness, injury, recent hospitalization or a visit to a physician’s office.

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