LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan. 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ResCare, Inc., the country's largest privately owned home care company, announced today that it has signed a national affiliation agreement with Walgreens (NYSE:WAG), (Nasdaq:WAG), as the national drugstore chain rolls out its DailyMed by Walgreens™ prescription service.
DailyMed by Walgreens™ offers a safe and effective way for patients to organize and keep track of multiple medications, with individual, pre-sorted packets that indicate date and time certain medications are scheduled to be taken. A service that's ideal for some seniors and other patients with complex prescription regimens, DailyMed provides a 30-day supply of certain medications, with sealed and clearly marked packets that eliminate the need to sort through multiple prescriptions with different daily dosages and timing.
DailyMed by Walgreens™ can be an effective and easy-to-use solution for costly barriers to treating illness, such as non-adherence to medications, a problem estimated to have a $300 billion impact on the U.S. health care system.
"Our ultimate goal is to drive down the cost of health care while helping seniors maintain their independence and good health for as long as possible," said Ralph G. Gronefeld, Jr., ResCare President and CEO. "Working with Walgreens to help accomplish these goals is exciting for ResCare, but most importantly, it benefits the people we serve."
The daily management of medications can become a challenge to seniors as the number of prescriptions they need increases including creating the possibility of missing a dosage.
ResCare HomeCare provides seniors affordable, in-home services so they can stay in their own homes longer. The services include personal supports, homemaking, respite and companion care.
Under the affiliation agreement, Walgreens will feature ResCare HomeCare education materials with its DailyMed by Walgreens™ products. ResCare HomeCare employees will discuss DailyMed with their clients as part of a range of services the company offers to help people live more independently.
The program will roll out in California in January 2013 and expand throughout the country during the year.
ResCare is a human service company that provides residential, therapeutic, job training and educational supports to people with developmental and other disabilities, to seniors who need in-home assistance, to youth with special needs and adults who are experiencing barriers to employment. Based in Louisville, Ky., ResCare and its more than 45,000 dedicated employees serve nearly 60,000 people daily in 43 states, Washington, D.C., Canada and Puerto Rico. For more information about ResCare, please visit the company's website at www.ResCare.com.
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