Medications and Older Adults
It’s a common concern that we hear about often in senior care. Older adults missing medications, mixing medications; and truly not understanding the medications they take.
As you get older, your body changes. These changes can increase the chances that you’ll have side effects when you take medications. Older people often have more health problems and take more medications than younger people. Because of this, older adults are more likely to experience harmful interactions between different medications. In fact, one in six adults age 65 or older will likely have one or more harmful reactions to a medication or medications. This is why it’s important to identify and help reduce the use of medications that are associated with more risks than benefits in older people.
We’re here to help you not just take your medications but to take charge of your medications. Taking charge of your medicines helps you to stay safe, live life and get the most benefit from your medicines. Put your health first in the new year at our FREE 1 hour seminar on medication safety.
We will be joined by Geriatric Pharmacist Amy Busker who will help you understand your medications and side effects. She will also be taking questions after her presentation. All are welcome to attend!