Senior & Independent Living eGuides
Six Steps To End PolypharmacyNovember 10, 2020
The typical assisted living resident takes 9 to 10 medications simultaneously, including over-the-counter medications. And when residents rely on multiple pharmacies to source their medications, a lack of coordination can result in redundancies, duplication, and overlap, putting their health and safety at risk. In this guide, you will learn the drivers behind polypharmacy and how multi-pharmacy use complicates the issue as well as the solution: leveraging external partners to improve practices in your community.
What you’ll learn:
- The biggest drivers behind polypharmacy
- Problems with external medication support
- Multi-pharmacy dangers in your community
- Six advantages of a single pharmacy provider