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Pharmacists onsite at Jewish Home’s skilled nursing facility provide immediate care

Director of Pharmacy Robert Shmaeff, BSPharm, MPA/MHSA, and pharmacy resident Kimberly Appleby, PharmD, inspect a medication before it is delivered to a skilled nursing resident.

The Los Angeles Jewish Home has taken an innovative approach to improving patient care by building an onsite pharmacy located within its skilled nursing facility.

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“It’s not unusual for a pharmacy to be located within a hospital, but it is unusual for a full-service pharmacy to be located within a skilled nursing facility,” said Robert Shmaeff, BSPharm, MPA/MHSA, Director of the Pharmacy. 
The skilled nursing facility at the Jewish Home is a 249-bed facility, including 10 beds for patients with acute geriatric psych needs, such as uncontrolled bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression, and dementia with behavioral disturbances.

Read more in February 's Pharmacy Today.