The Medicine Shoppe – What is Home Care?


For many Canadians, caring for family members at home is the preferred alternative to hospitals, long-term care facilities, or continuing-care communities. In response to this need within our community, Pharmacist Dirk de Villiers, owner of The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy, is dedicated to Home Health Care. “The program helps patients maintain their health, well-being and personal independence at home and in their community,” he said.

Home Health Care was established with the patient in mind by enhancing independent living through the use of innovative products and specialized services, such as:

  • Braces and Supports
  • Patient Aids
  • Lift Chairs
  • Home Safety Products
  • Wheelchairs, Walkers and Scooters
  • Beds and Surfaces
  • Compression
  • Wellness Products
  • Ostomy
  • Bathroom Safety
  • Respiratory Aids

Supporting family members at home is only one of the many services provided by The Medicine Shoppe in Powell River. “We specialize in integrated health, making homeopathic and naturopathic approaches part of your treatment,” Dirk said. “As well, we carry a wide range of professional and specialized nutritional products, that all come with great advice and education.”

With brands like Heel, AOR, Garden of LIfe, Thorne, Mercola, Healthforce, Green Pastures, Organika, Life Extensions, Laura Vanderhaeg, and Pleo Sanum, this is truly a one-stop Integrated Health Centre.

The Medicine Shoppe is Powell River’s only specialty compounding pharmacy. “We can custom make any medication for you or your pet,” he said. “We also offer free prescription pickup and delivery.”

The Medicine Shoppe is located at 4670 Marine Avenue, Unit E. You can reach Dirk at 604-485-5530.






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