Bluebird Care and Boots team up

Home care franchise Bluebird Care has teamed up with Boots to offer a seamless service for customers requiring prescription drugs at home.

Bluebird Care's 43-strong team of care managers across the UK and Ireland have partnered with Boots' national network of senior pharmacists to offer practical help to customers who require prescription drugs and want to take them at home.

Bluebird Care are working with pharmacists, using tried-and-tested Boots' initiatives, to help people safely use their medication at home. Customers and carers are being encouraged to use specially designed blister packs and pill dispensers, to ensure they are taking their medicines correctly. Extra devices are also available to help the partially sighted and visually impaired, including a credit card-style design with pre-recorded information.

Bluebird Care's promotional literature is on display at pharmacies, providing clearly written information for customers seeking to receive care at home, either for them or a relative.

Chris Glass, Domiciliary Care Manager for Boots, said: 'We are delighted to be working with Bluebird Care. We see them as a major provider of quality care and our working together will offer our customers both information and practical help.'

Paul Tarsey, Bluebird Care MD, commented: 'It is often confusing and difficult for people to get the help they need and the support in place to enable them to stay at home. We are working alongside Boots to help people through that maze, whether that is organising care at home or help with their medication.'