National Hospice Foundation Announces New Partner in Affinity Program

For Immediate Release:
August 15, 2012

Home Healthcare Solutions to Offer Resources for Education on

 Safe and Effective Medication Disposal

Alexandria, VA—Appropriate disposal of unused and unneeded prescription drugs can be confusing for many, including health professionals. In addition to dangers associated with the medications getting into the hands of someone other than the person for whom they were prescribed, there are also environmental concerns around the common method of putting them down the drain. The National Hospice Foundation is pleased that Home Healthcare Solutions will provide educational grants to support to education and guidance on safe and effective ways to dispose of these drugs.

Home Healthcare Solutions is a leader in comprehensive medical supply management and operational solutions for hospice providers.

”We’re happy to support NHF and NHPCO work to ensure the safe disposal of medication in part through contributions from the sale of Disposa-Script”, said Randy Crump, president and CEO of Home Healthcare Solutions.  “Through education provided by NHPCO and a movement toward practice improvement, we hope to collectively achieve a new standard in safety, compliance, professionalism and environmental stewardship with medication disposal in the patient home.”

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is the nation’s largest non-profit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care organizations and professionals. NHPCO advocates for the terminally ill and their families and develops public and professional educational programs and materials to enhance the understanding and availability of hospice and palliative care.

“Hospice professionals are committed to providing the most comprehensive, highest quality care to their patients and loved ones and are committed to ensuring that the care they provide is safe and effective.  Appropriate medication disposal is a key component of that care.  We’re so pleased to be able to offer education about these issues to our members,” said J. Donald Schumacher, president and CEO of NHPCO.

For more information on this educational initiative, contact Sarah Meltzer at (703) 837-3149 or smeltzer@nationalhospicefoundation.org.

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