HOSPICE COMPOUNDING MEDICINE
At the heart of hospice care is the strong belief that each person has the right to die pain-free and with dignity. In many cases, care is provided in the patient’s home with a loved one serving as the primary caregiver. Pharmacists play a major role in the hospice environment, as caring for the hospice patient generally centers around providing comfort by using pharmaceuticals to relieve and manage symptoms. Every individual is unique, and experiences during the end of life vary.
Common symptoms experienced during end-of-life care include pain, nausea/vomiting, difficulty taking medications, diarrhea, constipation, bedsores and anxiety. In hospice care, the goal is often to relieve pain to the maximum extent possible, without causing excessive sedation or adverse side effects. Our Hospice and compounding pharmacy staff work with physicians and the family to tailor medication therapy to the hospice patients individual needs.
We can provide solutions personalized for the following conditions:
Effective formulations to decrease pain, ease nausea, soothe burns and bedsores, stimulate saliva, increase appetite, and balance daytime alertness and nighttime comfort.
Working with the healthcare provider to develop appealing and efficient formulas, including enhanced flavor, color, and combinations of multiple medications in a single dose.
Consultation with experienced compounding pharmacists to ascertain the most appropriate solution for each patient.
Our Hospice and Compounding Pharmacy work effectively with a range of symptoms, naming a few below:
Alternative dosages for Hospice
In cases where hospice patients have difficulty swallowing, Bay Life Compounding Pharmacy can provide customized solutions for viable delivery methods. These delivery methods include topical creams, oral solutions, nasal sprays, mouth rinse, capsules, and lozenges. A troche can be administered by placing it under the tongue or between the cheek and gum, where it slowly melts and releases the medication. The drug is then absorbed through the many blood vessels under the tongue.
We specialize in customizing the delivery systems for medication as per individuals need. We synthesize transdermal gels and creams to carry the medication through the skin or deliver the medications via effervescent powders, suppositories, or suspensions.
Variations in strength
Bay Life Compounding Pharmacy for Hospice Care provides access to dosage strengths that are not available commercially. These doses are manufactured taking into account, the individual size and tolerance to specific medications. Through compounding, a physician and pharmacist can design a medication to the exact dosage needed by the patient.
How does compounding work?
Compounding pharmacies can produce unique dosage forms based on patient preferences and/or restrictions. Examples include dye-free, preservative-free, alcohol-free, and/or sugar-free forms of medications.
Many compounds are specialized medication combinations or liquid or cream forms of products that are not otherwise commercially available.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Compounding?
In general, compounding is a practice in which a licensed pharmacist, upon a physicians’ prescription order, combines, mixes, or alters ingredients of a drug to create a medication tailored to the needs of an individual patient.
A health care provider will prescribe a compounded drug when commercially available products do not meet your needs. Preparing a paste or suspension from crushed tablets is one example of compounding. Likewise, adding flavoring to medication is also compounding.
Is a prescription required?
Yes, a prescription order from a physician is required for the pharmacist to compound your medication to meet your specific needs.
Are compounded prescriptions covered by insurance?
Some health insurance plans cover compounded medications. Check with your insurance company to see if you have coverage. Many pharmacies are able to bill insurance companies directly for compounded medications. If unable to bill your insurance company, you may submit a claim form to your insurance company to reimburse you directly. Depending on the nature of the product, these medications may be just as affordable as your conventional prescriptions.
How does my medical provider play a role in compounding?
Many medical providers are aware of the practice of compounding, and they may work with your local compounding pharmacy to provide the right medication for you. Talk to your pharmacist or doctor today if you feel that a compounded prescription may be a better way to manage a health condition for you or your family member.
Does a compounding pharmacist have special training?
All pharmacists are taught in pharmacy school how to properly compound medications, and many compounding pharmacists have advanced training after pharmacy school graduation. Compounding pharmacists utilize their unique pharmacy skills, knowledge, and creativity to work with you and your prescriber to prepare medication in a dosage form that has been customized to your particular needs.
The staff at Bay Life Compounding Pharmacy were really kind and helpful. They were able to immediately schedule my tests while also responding to all of my inquiries. For all of your pharmacy needs, I would most definitely suggest!
I very highly recommend Bay Life Compounding Pharmacy! They are very easy to work with, very helpful and very responsive to inquiries. I was amazed at how quickly they filled and mailed my last prescription!
The staff are very friendly and respectful He takes time with his patients and answers all their questions to make sure they understand their treatment fully. I personally enjoyed my experience with them and highly recommend them.
This Pharmacy is excellent. Since I started ordering from them more than two years ago, I have always had outstanding service and quick turnaround. Although no one is perfect, they have always been completely cooperative in fixing any mistakes or miscommunications that have occurred.
Very professional pharmacy to work with. Was very pleased with the courtesy, direction and product I received from them, thank you!
Wouldn't have it any other way! I'm glad I choose Bay Life Compounding Pharmacy. I was totally new to compounding prescription medicine and they held my hand quite well. I especially enjoy the discounts they have on multiple orders, so remember to ask about this when you order!
Pharmacies don't get any friendlier yet more professional. I am always treated with such kindness when I stop by, and the supplements I got from them have improved my health and wellbeing.
Never missed a deadline. My compounds always get to me in under a day, and the quality is always up to snuff. The staff are courteous and will help out whenever you need it.
It's been two years since I switched to Bay Life Compounding Pharmacy. One thing I've loved about my time with them is that they are always patient with me, and genuinely care about my condition. I consider the staff over here to be my second family.
The customer service is amazing! My family has been with Bay life Compounding for a while, and I dig the fact that everyone's always so easy to talk to and they go out of their way to assist. Sometimes, refills slip my mind, but they have an online refill option that has bailed us out far too many times
Right off the bat, the staff sounded kind over the phone, and when I met them in person, they were even more polite and caring. Bay Life now feels like family and I couldn't have made a better choice.
Bay Life compounding has been a life-saver. They're always there for me when I needed them, even when I require medication on short notice, and they're always ready to go the extra mile.
Wow, amazing staff! I wasn't too sure about what I needed. They explained everything so clearly and provided my medication well ahead of schedule. So punctual and prompt!
Never met such friendly staff. So kind and willing to help, they make everything so easy. Would definitely recommend them to anyone who's looking for compounding products.
I went into the Bay Life Compounding Pharmacy to pick up a prescription and was able to get the single Johnson and Johnson Covid vaccine in a matter of minutes. Super awesome customer service and very friendly staff. Love this place!
Such a great experience. The staff was professional and caring. The service was quick and efficient. Overall great pharmacy!
Love this pharmacy. I’ve been using them for years and wouldn’t go anywhere else. The service is amazing from each and every person that works here. They love to work with their customers.
Best compounding pharmacy in Florida. This family has served the community for generations, they really know what they are doing. Friendly staff, very recommended.
Bay Life Compounding Pharmacy is my favorite compound pharmacy! The staff are very helpful and nice. The facility is always spotless and organized.
Bay Life Compound Pharmacy is awesome. Very quick to answer my questions and I have great confidence in their expertise. Thanks for everything!
I went into the Bay Life Compounding pharmacy to pick up a prescription and was able to get the Johnson and Johnson Covid vaccine in a matter of minutes. Super awesome customer service and very friendly staff. Love this place!
Everyone is extremely nice and helpful. Great local pharmacy & little store!
Wonderful customer service! Friendly & professional. They've always made me feel like an individual, with individual needs.
I love this Pharmacy . I am happy with representatives when I contact with questions or to refill order. Prompt with shipping and delivery. I would highly recommend this compounding pharmacy over any other.
The pharmacists are fantastic; they pay close attention to detail and provide high-quality service in whatever they do.
I would highly recommend bay life pharmacy. They are very efficient, the staff is super friendly and they’re always available to answer any questions.
Bay Life pharmacy is wonderful! Amazing customer service! Staff are knowledgeable and so helpful! I Highly recommend them.
The staff here is humble. They do a great job of explaining things and providing good medication in the most effective manner.
Such wonderful friendly staff. I use them all the time. I would recommend reeds for all compounding needs.
This is the absolute best place to go! The staff is very pleasant and helpful. They help you with all your needs and treat you like family!!
Bay Life pharmacy is very helpful and went above and beyond my expectations! I would recommend them to anyone!! Great Customer Service. They are fast and efficient.
This compounding pharmacy is superb! Great prices. The staff is very helpful. Shipping is fast. Extremely pleased with their services.
Bay Life Compounding Pharmacy has wonderful customer service! The staff and pharmacists were so nice and answered all my questions in great detail! I'd highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a compounding pharmacy!
I recently had to get a specialty compounded medication from Bay Life Compounding Pharmacy and my experience has been outstanding. I had many questions and politely and patiently answered all of them for me. He has been wonderful! Customer service has been great.
I love this Pharmacy. The team is resourceful, humble, and friendly. I have no complaints. I get my medicine on time every month and the prices are affordable.
Wonderful customer service! I and my family has been using their services for quite some time now. The staff here is always so pleasant and helpful!! They are great. Keep up the good work!
If you're looking for a compounding pharmacy, Bay Life Compounding Pharmacy is the best place to go! The staff there is incredible and extremely nice. The pharmacists are amazing and very polite. I strongly recommend Bay Life Compounding pharmacy to everyone.
I recently had to get a specialty compounded medication from Bay Life Compounding Pharmacy and my experience has been outstanding. Great Pharmacy and wonderful pharmacist!. Awesome service and it was reliable and my package was delivered quickly.
Excellent, prompt, and courteous service. I must add that the weight loss product they sell, has been really effective for me. I've already started dropping weight, and the product's appetite suppression is incredible. I strongly suggest it!
These guys are awesome! I am so used to contractors not calling back. OH MY GOSHHHHH, I sent an email and was contacted within MINUTES. Seriously!!!! And not only that, they deliver what they promise!!!, And their team is friendly and enthusiastic about helping!!! I am delighted!!!
The team at this store is very accommodating. They will even deliver your prescriptions. They call and see if you are ready for refills. They are very interactive and helpful.
Took a special compound prescription there. They had it ready within 24 hours. The tech and head pharmacist went over in detail what I needed to do. They answered all my questions.
What great and helpful people. This is the way a pharmacy should be run. I believe in doing business with small hometown businesses, and this pharmacy is solid proof of why I do so. You're a person and they actually treat you like one. Highly recommend going here for all my pharmacy needs. Thank you guys for the great service!
The pharmacist is very knowledgeable, pleasant, and always willing to help. They provide outstanding service and are very friendly. Highly recommended to anyone, and the best part is their pharmacist is always available when you have any questions or concerns
I always have outstanding and professional services and a helpful and informative bunch that really cares about the wellbeing of their customers thank for all you do to make my experience very relaxing.
This pharmacy is just excellent. After being a Walgreens customer for over 10 years I am just not used to this kind of service. They treat you like a person and are always kind and courteous. This has been a very stress-free transition. Thank you Bay Life Pharmacy!
This a great pharmacy with a knowledgeable and friendly staff. They are helpful and will honor valid insurance. Medications are expensive no matter where you go. That is why we as responsible adults find insurance for them.
When I called Bay Life Pharmacy everyone was very courteous, helpful and friendly. Megan went out of her way to clarify all of my doubts and was very prompt in returning my calls. I was pleasantly surprised to see her promptly deliver my medications to my home. Great customer service!
Absolutely love this pharmacy. Customer service is wonderful, they are very efficient and always professional. I recommend them to everyone I know. 5 stars well deserved!!
|Monday – Friday||09:30 AM - 05:30 PM|
|Saturday & Sunday||Closed|
- Address 5665 Park St. N. St. Petersburg, Fl. 33709
- Phone 727-216-6374
- Fax 727-400-3247