Our team of Long Term Care pharmacy technicians, pharmacists and drivers are second to none! Our large dedicated team understands the unique needs of families with loved ones in assisted living or personal care facilities. We take all the worry out of the medications. Our team interacts with your physicians, manages drug interactions for you, ensures your prescriptions are always up to date and the medicines required are in the residents hands as needed. Additionally, we specially package medications to assist the staff of your facility. You can rest assured that the prescribed medications have been taken by the patient as directed.

Assisted Living Overview.

Check out our video overview below to find out more about how Newhard Pharmacy can make the difference.

Making the move to an assisted living or personal care home is a difficult decision for many families. Moving is always difficult and there are many worries and concerns. Newhard Pharmacy can take the worry about medications away. We offer an array of services that include blister packaging, pharmaceutical counseling, liaison with physicians’ offices, door to door delivery, and emergency pharmacist support 24 hours per day.

Personal Shopping Services.

For all Long Term Care customers, Newhard Pharmacy offers a personal shopping service. This service enables customers to shop from the pleasure of their own home. All Long Term Care customers can order gifts to be delivered with their medications and billed directly to their account taking all the hassle and worry out of shopping!

Not only will we make it easy to purchase your gifts, we also offer full gift wrapping services. All gifts over $25 are wrapped free of charge, all others will be wrapped for a nominal fee. Just call our friendly staff and they will be happy to help you place your order!

Personal shopping items available in pharmacy

Cough/cold preps, Foot care, Incontinence products, Orthopedics, Antacids, Nutritional supplements, School supplies, Hosiery, Magazines, Greeting cards, Analgesics, Skin care, Diabetic supplies, Household items/supplies, Laxatives, Diet aids, Feminine hygiene, Office supplies, Small appliances, Briefs, Lottery, Eye care, Wound care, Diabetic shoes, Shoe supplies, Oral hygiene, Men's needs, Toys, Cosmetics, Seasonal products, Perfumes/colognes, Candies, and Books.

And an incredible gift section including figurines, costume jewelry, books, clocks, and graduation/anniversary/birthday gifts.

Compounded medications are “made from scratch” – individual ingredients are mixed together in the exact strength and dosage form required by the patient. This method allows the compounding pharmacist to work with the patient and the prescriber to customize a medication to meet the patient’s specific needs. Fortunately, compounding has experienced a resurgence as modern technology and innovative techniques and research have allowed more pharmacists to customize medications to meet specific patient needs.

Solving Patient Needs.

Newhard Pharmacy’s trained PCCA pharmacists personalize medicine for patients who need specific:

  • Strengths
  • Dosage forms –gels, capsules, creams, ointments, solutions & suspensions
  • Flavors
  • Ingredients excluded from medications due to allergies or other sensitivities
  • Discontinued or difficult to find medications
  • Allergy-friendly medications (ingredients that may be allergy-inducing include: lactose, preservatives, dyes, gluten, & sugar)

Talk to Your Doctor

Prescription compounding is a rapidly growing component of many prescribers’ practices. But in today’s world of aggressive marketing by drug manufacturers, some may not realize the extent of compounding’s resurgence in recent years.

Ask your Doctor about personalized medicine and get in touch with Newhard Pharmacy. We will consult with your healthcare provider about ways to personalize a medication to meet your needs. Through the triad relationship of patient, physician and pharmacist, we will work together to solve your unique medication problems.

Just like their owners, animals are individual and unique. They come in different shapes and sizes, and may be sensitive to ingredients like lactose. As a result, not all commercially available medicines are appropriate for every pet. That’s where compounding is especially helpful. In this situation, your veterinarian can prescribe a flavored liquid, treat, or other dosage form with the amount of medication that is exactly right for your pet’s size and condition.

As any pet owner is well aware, animals can be extremely difficult to treat with medications. Cats are notorious for refusing to swallow pills, and usually will eat right around one disguised in food. Dosages can be very tricky with dogs – a dose of medication that works for an 80-pound Golden Retriever may be far too much for a six-pound Yorkie to handle. Large and exotic pets pose many unique medication challenges. Newhard Pharmacy's compounding pharmacists are equipped to help them all. Ask your veterinarian or pharmacist about compounded medications today!

Solving Dosage Problems.

Flavored Medications

The pet who refuses to take medication because of the taste is a prime opportunity for compounding. Cats don’t like pills, but they do like tuna. Dogs don’t appreciate a traditional solution of medication being squirted into their mouth, but they’ll take it gladly when it’s flavored with meat or part of a tasty biscuit or treat. Birds cannot take large volumes of liquid medication, but they will accept a small dose of a tasty, fruit-flavored, concentrated solution. By working closely with your veterinarian, a compounding pharmacist can prepare medicines in easy-to-give flavored dosage forms that animals happily devour, whether your pet is a cat, dog, bird, ferret, or snake.

Commercially Unavailable Medications

From time to time, a manufacturer may discontinue a veterinary medication. Often this is because it is not needed in the vast quantities necessary to make mass production cost-effective, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still some pets that need it. When that medication has worked well for animals, a compounding pharmacist can prepare a prescription for the required therapy – and tailor the strength, dosage form, and flavor to that pet’s specific needs.

Since 2006, pharmacists in the state of Pennsylvania are allowed to administer immunizations to patients 18 years of age and older, once they are properly trained and qualified. At Newhard Pharmacy, six of our pharmacists are qualified and run clinics several times a year, particularly during the flu season. One of the great things about using Newhard Pharmacy for immunizations is that in addition to our clinics, we offer a walk in service for the flu, pneumonia, and shingles vaccine. It is a convenient and cost effective way to ensure you are always protected!

Why We Need Vaccines.

Vaccines help protect against many diseases that used to be much more common. Examples include tetanus, diphtheria, mumps, measles, pertussis (whooping cough), meningitis, and polio. Many of these infections can cause serious or life-threatening illnesses and may lead to lifelong disabilities. Because of vaccines, many of these illnesses are now rare.

How Vaccines Work

  • Vaccines "teach" your body how to defend itself when germs, such as viruses or bacteria, invade it.
  • They expose you to a very small, very safe amount of viruses or bacteria that have been weakened or killed.
  • Your immune system then learns to recognize and attack the infection if you are exposed to it later in life.
  • As a result, you will not become ill or you may have a milder infection. This is a natural way to deal with infectious diseases.

Four types of vaccines are currently available

  • Live virus vaccines use the weakened (or attenuated) form of the virus. The measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine and the varicella (chickenpox) vaccine are examples.
  • Killed (inactivated) vaccines are made from a protein or other small pieces taken from a virus or bacteria. The flu vaccine is an example.
  • Toxoid vaccines contain a toxin or chemical made by the bacteria or virus. They make you immune to the harmful effects of the infection, instead of to the infection itself. Examples are the diphtheria and tetanus vaccines.
  • Biosynthetic vaccines contain manmade substances that are very similar to pieces of the virus or bacteria. The Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type B) conjugate vaccine is an example.

Safety of Vaccines.

Some people worry that vaccines are not safe and may be harmful, especially for children. They may ask their health care provider to wait or even choose not to have the vaccine. But the benefits of vaccines far outweigh their risks.

Scientific studies have shown that vaccines and their components, such as the preservative thimerosal, do not cause autism or ADHD. Based on these studies, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as the Institute of Medicine conclude that the benefits of vaccines outweigh their risks.

Other information about risks

  • Getting the actual infection from vaccines: Unless a person's immune system is weakened, it is unlikely that a vaccine will give the person the infection. Vaccines, such as the measles, mumps, rubella, the chickenpox, and nasal spray flu contain live but weakened viruses and should not be received by persons with weakened immune systems.
  • Allergic reactions: Such reactions are rare and are usually to some part (component) of the vaccine. 
  • Danger of live vaccines: Certain live vaccines may be dangerous to the fetus of a pregnant woman. These include the measles, mumps, rubella vaccine, the chickenpox vaccine, and the nasal spray flu vaccine. To avoid harm to the baby, pregnant women should not receive any of these vaccines. The health care provider can tell you the right time to get these vaccines.

Diabetes is a serious disease that can develop from lack of insulin production in the body or due to the inability of the body's insulin to perform its normal everyday functions. Insulin is a substance produced by the pancreas gland that helps process the food we eat and turn it into energy. Diabetes affects approximately 26 million adults and children in the USA and is classified into 2 different types: Type 1 and Type 2. Type 1 is usually associated with juvenile diabetes and is often linked to heredity. Type 2, commonly referred to as adult onset diabetes, is characterized by elevated blood sugars, often in people who are overweight or have not attended to their diet properly.

Come talk to our team about your diabetic needs – blood glucose monitoring meters, and test strips as well as insulin pens & syringes. We offer a large variety of Diabetic shoes in several top brands and well as shoe inserts that can be fitted by our certified shoe experts.

The Types of Diabetes.

Type 1 and type 2 diabetes have different causes, yet two factors are important in both. You inherit a predisposition to the disease then something in your environment triggers it.

Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in children and young adults, and was previously known as juvenile diabetes. Only 5% of people with diabetes have this form of the disease.

In type 1 diabetes, the body does not produce insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life. With the help of insulin therapy and other treatments, even young children can learn to manage their condition and live long, healthy lives.

Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes is a problem with your body that causes blood glucose (sugar) levels to rise higher than normal. This is also called hyperglycemia. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes.

If you have type 2 diabetes your body does not use insulin properly. This is called insulin resistance. At first, your pancreas makes extra insulin to make up for it. But, over time it isn't able to keep up and can't make enough insulin to keep your blood glucose at normal levels.

Complications.

Many complications can be associated with diabetes. Diabetes disrupts the vascular system, affecting many areas of the body such as the eyes, kidneys, legs, and feet. People with diabetes should pay special attention to their feet as well as the following conditions:

  • Heart disease and stroke - Adults with diabetes have heart disease death rates about 2 to 4 times higher than adults without diabetes. The risk for stroke is 2 to 4 times higher among people with diabetes.
  • High blood pressure – 67% of adults aged 20 years or older with self-reported diabetes have high blood pressure greater than or equal to 140/90 mmHg or used prescription medications for hypertension.
  • Blindness - Diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness among adults aged 20–74 years.
  • Kidney disease - Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, accounting for 44% of new cases in 2008.
  • Amputation - More than 60% of non-traumatic lower-limb amputations occur in people with diabetes.
  • Nervous system disease (Neuropathy) - About 60% to 70% of people with diabetes have mild to severe forms of nervous system damage.

For more information please visit: www.diabetes.org.

DME can typically be defined as products that meet the following criteria: Primarily and customarily used to serve a medical purpose, are not useful to a person in the absence of illness or injury, are ordered and prescribed by a physician, are reusable, can stand repeated use and are appropriate for use in the home. Insurances use this definition as a qualification for coverage. If the product meets the above criteria, then typically it would be covered by most insurances, although every individual should check with their insurance to be sure the product is covered.

Typical DME Products Include:

Blood sugar monitors, Blood sugar (glucose) test strips, braces (arm, leg, back, and neck), Canes, Commode chairs, Continuous Passive Motion (CPM) machines, Crutches, Enteral nutrition supplies and equipment (feeding pump), Glucose control solutions, Lancet devices and lancets, Nebulizers and nebulizer medications, Orthotics and artificial limbs, Ostomy supplies, Therapeutic shoes / inserts, Walkers, and Wheelchairs

More Information

Insurance coverage may vary for different products. Come talk to our DME specialists to learn about your coverage based on your doctor’s prescriptions.

Our retail store team is customer focused, and consistently doing their best to ensure all the products you need are available and easy to find. If you do not see something you want, just ask one of our team members who will be happy to try and source the item for you.

Additionally, Newhard Pharmacy offers a wide variety of gifts for any occasion, from holidays to birthdays, and everything in between. Along with gift wrapping services, everything available in our gifts section can also be ordered and freely delivered to any of our Long Term Care patients.

Available in our gifts section you can find offerings from the following quality lines:

Enesco

American Greetings/Carlton Cards

Demdaco

Jim Shore

Byer's Choice Ltd.

and more...