406 Rigsbee Avenue Suite 201
Durham, NC 27701-2186
Founded in 1994, Senior PHARMAssist promotes healthier living for seniors in Durham, NC, by helping them obtain and better manage needed medications and by providing health education, community referral, and advocacy. Outcome evaluations have demonstrated that after two years in Senior PHARMAssist's prescription card program, participants report a 51% reduction in hospitalizations and 27% reduction in emergency department use. Participants also report improved perceived health and maintain their ability to perform tasks measuring independence, such as bathing, dressing, and taking medications on their own. Senior PHARMAssist has now expanded its services to help Medicare beneficiaries in Durham County sort through the scores of Medicare drug plans being offered to select the best plan for them. Staff are also helping Medicare beneficiaries with extremely limited income and assets apply for extra government subsidies so they can afford to purchase Medicare prescription coverage.