AlixaRx LLC, a Plano, TX-based pharmacy provider that serves assisted living communities and skilled nursing facilities, was accused of violating the Controlled Substances Act by allowing opioids and other controlled substances to be dispensed without valid prescriptions.
The firm dispenses prescription drugs primarily through onsite automatic dispensing units.
LCS is rolling out a new initiative under its EverSafe 360° program to provide healthcare services to residents after hours.
The service provides access to healthcare services after hours, on weekends and holidays to residents in senior living communities managed by Des Moines, IA-based Life Care Services.
The program, a partnership between LCS and Tacoma, WA-based Sound Physicians, allows residents greater access to healthcare from their homes rather than leaving a community for a trip to the hospital.
A Tennessee senior living community was fined $2,000 by the state after two residents eloped from the memory care unit undetected last spring.
The couple, residents of Elmcroft of Lebanon in Lebanon, TN, walked out of a secure memory unit in March 2020 after the husband used his Morse code training from his military days to decipher the security combination used by staff members for the front doors. The couple reportedly live with dementia.
“The safety of our residents is the top priority at our senior living community,” Jamison Gosselin, vice president and chief marketing officer of Eclipse Senior Living, told McKnight’s Senior Living in a statement. “We reported the situation to the state and their family immediately after it happened and fully cooperated with the state during its review.”
Gosselin said the community has adjusted its safety measures, including but not limited to changing the exit codes. Eclipse also provided additional re-training to the care team at the community, he said.