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Resident medication issues raised with Minister

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Aged care medication management vendor Webstercare has recently hosted the aged care minister to discuss the challenges pharmacies face while supporting aged care residents.

Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Ken Wyatt Wyatt met with Webstercare managing director Gerard Stevens last Monday to discuss streamlining the provision of medication management services in aged care homes.

The visit to Webstercare’s Sydney site came after Mr Stevens wrote to the minister to highlight concerns for pharmacies that provide services to residential aged care facilities.

Mr Stevens said he wanted to ensure Minister Wyatt understood an anomaly in pharmacist payments for professional services provided to aged care residents compared to community clients.

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Source:
Natasha Egan, 2018, Australian Ageing Agenda (https://www.australianageingagenda.com.au/about/)

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