An often overlooked medical practice is medication management. As our health changes over time, so do the substances we put into our body.
Nearly one-third of older home health care patients have a potential medication problem or are taking a drug considered inappropriate for older people.15 Elderly home health care patients are especially vulnerable to adverse events from medication errors; they often take multiple medications for a variety of comorbidities that have been prescribed by more than one provider. The majority of older home health care patients routinely take more than five prescription drugs, and many patients deviate from their prescribed medication regime.11 The potential of medication errors among the home health care population is greater than in other health care settings because of the unstructured environment and unique communication challenges in the home health care system.11Ellenbecker CH, Samia L, Cushman MJ, et al. Patient Safety and Quality in Home Health Care. In: Hughes RG, editor. Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-Based Handbook for Nurses. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2008 Apr. Chapter 13. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK2631/
Our Medication Management Program is designed to help individuals manage their medications so they take them in the right amount, on the right schedule, and avoid the risks of incorrect administration or interactions. Allow our team to ensure you are getting the most effective treatment from your medications through our team of trained specialists ready to assist you in managing all of your medication needs.