Did you know approximately 200,000 older adults are hospitalized annually due to adverse drug reactions? Older adults discharged from the hospital are usually on 5 or more medications. The number of prescribing providers adds to the complexity of managing one’s medications. This increases the risk of medication errors.
Reasons to consider medication management:
- You have recently been hospitalized for an illness that required medication
- You have experienced side effects from one or more of your medications
- You take four or more medications
- You have trouble sorting and/or remembering your medications