As we pause to mark Queensland Seniors Week, older members of the Brisbane community are being reminded they can now order medication to be delivered directly to their door.
The Tonic App allows users to scan a photograph of their script to order prescription medication and other pharmacy items, like vitamins, hearing aid batteries and pain killers, and nominate a time and place for the products to be delivered.
Co-founder Adam Gilmore said they wanted to make it easier for more older members of the community to access medication.
“We deliver to houses, apartments, nursing homes and aged care facilities, making it easier for residents to get the products they need, particularly if they are experiencing mobility issues or illness,” Mr Gilmore said.
“It also means those more prone to disease don’t have to risk infection while waiting in line at a pharmacy where sick people may be.”
Mr Gilmore said it was also about protecting those who take regular medication.
“One of the advantages of the Tonic App is that for users who have repeats on their scripts, they can set up automatic delivery, meaning they will never run out of the medication they need,” he said.
“We know seniors are more and more tech savvy and the app is simple to use. We’re also seeing instances of friends in the same location getting together to order at the same time, so we can deliver to numerous people at once.”
Users of Tonic have also welcomed the fact they don’t have to discuss personal medical history at a busy pharmacy, but still receive a one-on-one consultation.
“Once the product is ordered, a pharmacist will call the app’s user and discuss how to take the medication, and any risks of side effects – so there’s no compromise to the level of care you receive.”
Tonic is available for deliveries across Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast.
More information can be found on the website.