Many pharmacies say that they specialize in long-term care. Pegasus was developed by a long-term care provider with over a quarter century of experience providing eldercare services throughout the Midwest.
Americare, a respected provider of over 100 skilled nursing, assisted living and independent senior living communities, developed Pegasus in 2003 in answer to the pharmacy needs experienced by our own communities. Inconsistent service from multiple pharmacies at each community began to present significant quality assurance challenges at many locations.
In 2000, Americare began an extensive research and development effort to determine whether an in-house pharmacy could help improve resident care - and we started on the front line of our company. We spent time watching work routines at different locations, talking with our medication technicians, nurses and nurse administrators to find out what challenges they faced daily related to medication and treatment delivery. This grassroots effort was instrumental in our decision to press ahead with plans to develop our own pharmacy and provided invaluable information on how Pegasus would operate.
Today from a single location, Pegasus serves residents in all of Americare's communities in a five-state area, as well as several continuing care retirement communities for third-party clients. Pegasus provides competitive pharmacy services for residents in a way that enhances the quality assurance efforts of our facilities. No company can pretend to understand the regulatory issues faced by long-term care providers unless they've delivered those services. At Pegasus our pharmacy is backed by a team of long-term care professionals who know your business.