Part of the Empowering Professionals in Aging series
Presented by Home Instead, Inc.
Includes one complimentary Continuing Education (CE) credit*
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Many older adults take multiple medications for various chronic conditions and other health issues. Research conducted by Home Instead, Inc., indicates that as the number of prescription medications a person (ages 70 or older) takes increases, so do challenges with medication management and potential health risks.
Join this webinar to learn more from Pharmacist Kyle Decker of Simple Meds, who will join as a guest speaker and share more about how medication mismanagement can jeopardize an older adult’s health and independence. He also will discuss effective solutions for medication management and for improving medication compliance.
- Identify the potential risks associated with medication mismanagement;
- Understand common medication challenges and signs to watch for;
- Recognize risks of common conditions that can affect medication management; and
- Help strengthen the role of the family in reducing the potential for medication risks.
|April Ibarra is a gerontologist and strategic partnerships manager for Home Instead Senior Care. She has more than 25 years’ experience in healthcare and aging.|
|Kyle Decker, PharmD, is chief operating officer of Simple Meds pharmacy. Decker is a member of the Pharmacy Quality Alliance, National Community Pharmacists Association and Indiana Pharmacist Alliance.|
*Pending Approval from NASW