BESTmed Medication Management System

25th May 2022


Dear Resident and Family, 

As part of our continuous quality improvement program Drysdale Grove Aged Care will be implementing a new medication management system – BESTmed. This exciting new system will commence on Wednesday 6th July and is provided by Geelong Day and Night Pharmacy. 

The BESTmed System was developed after extensive consultation with key stakeholders including Aged Care Consultants, Doctors, Registered Nurses, Care Staff and Pharmacy Staff. The system was designed after reviewing many other medications systems and receiving feedback about existing systems and suggestions for improvement. 

The system offers many benefits including:

✓ Electronic Charting (BESTdoctor)
✓ Electronic Administration & Ordering (BESTdose)
✓ Simplicity
✓ Minimal Manual Handling of Medication
✓ Time Saving for Nursing Staff
✓ Time Saving for Doctors
✓ Flexibility
✓ A System That is User Friendly

The BESTmed System offers a complete Medication Management System for Residential Care Facilities offering consistency and peace of mind. There will be no cost to residents and their families for this new system, standard prescription costs will apply.

If you have any questions regarding this new system, please do not hesitate to contact your friendly facility team.

Kind Regards,

Drysdale Grove Aged Care