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Hospice & Palliative Care

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Liberty Drug has been providing pharmacy services to hospices for over 20 years. During this time we have gained extensive experience and knowledge in pain and symptom management for end-of-life care and are able to provide advanced clinical support for the hospice and its staff.

The pharmacists at Liberty Drug are long standing members of the New Jersey Hospice & Palliative Care Organization (NJHPCO) and serve as hospice interdisciplinary team members for a number of hospices we service. Liberty’s hospice services include:

  • Expert pain and symptom management
  • Overnight or same-day delivery
  • 24/7 service
  • In-patient unit service with unit dosing
  • Experienced pharmacists available for consult
  • Emergency service
  • In-services provided at hospice site
  • Customized symptom relief kits
  • Skilled compounding professionals

All services are provided in a friendly atmosphere at competitive prices.

Compounding for Hospice and Palliative Care

Because of the special needs of the dying patient, it is hard to imagine a hospice that could function without the services of a compounding pharmacist. Hospice patients often require the advanced technology compounding has to offer. When expertly applied, this technology can significantly reduce symptoms of pain, anxiety, nausea and vomiting, shortness of breath and terminal agitation. The result is a comfortable and more dignified end-of-life.

Traditional dosage forms are often not practical given the patient’s physical condition, or are difficult for the family member to administer. In these cases, the compounding pharmacist can formulate alternate dosage forms such as transdermal gels, concentrated liquids or suppositories. Liberty’s class-1000 clean room also enables us to provide intravenous, injectable, ophthalmic and inhalation preparations. Our consulting pharmacists can provide solutions for particularly challenging situations.