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Dignity to launch medicine drop-off service for elderly

Dignity Care, the private care service company established in September, is to introduce a medicine drop-off service, primarily aimed at the elderly living in the community.

The new service is part of the company’s objectives to provide managed care and assistance to the elderly and people with special needs in their own home.

Dignity will initiate the service in pharmacies in a select number of districts and take it nationwide in a few months, care manager Neville Zammit said last week.

He said the decision to provide the service came after the feedback and support from pharmacists who showed that it would be welcomed by elderly people who cannot collect their medication themselves or people who do not wish to add the burden of such a demanding process on their carers or children.

The project involved four months of research and the process included discussions over logistics with pharma-cists as company representatives spent time in leading independent pharmacies.

Dignity also had to ensure the service is within the regulated parameters by showing the drop-off service plans with healthcare authorities to ensure all the necessary safety precautions are taken.

While the aim of the service is to lessen the burden on the elderly and their carers, the drop-off service is aimed at giving the elderly a holistic service, Dignity said.

Pharmacies participating in the service will bear a recognisable logo.

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