Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Webinar: Safe and Effective Use of Medications in Older Adults

April 18, 12:00 PM EST

Register for the webinar.

Beneficiaries dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid have on average, a 25 percent higher rate of chronic conditions than beneficiaries who are not dually eligible. Dually eligible beneficiaries also tend to use a variety of medications and have higher Medicare Part D prescription drug costs than Medicare-only beneficiaries. Addressing medication management, medication misuse, and adverse drug effects among dually eligible beneficiaries is important for the health of these individuals.

The speakers will provide an overview of these important medication issues related to older adults, along with the need for management and coordination among the care team members and the beneficiary. Participants will also learn about effective strategies to empower individuals and their families to manage multiple medications for maintaining their health

Participants in the webinar will be able to:
  • Define polypharmacy and the implications for patient safety;
  • Name at least five classes of medications that are known to have a high risk of adverse reactions in older adults; and
  • Recognize challenges that beneficiaries and their family members may experience when managing multiple medications, and define how each member of the care team can assist with medication regimens

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