Notes from Nursing
Polypharmacy is a growing concern in the elderly population. Polypharmacy means that an individual takes more than one medication of the same kind or for the same medical condition. Polypharmacy is linked to adverse events in the elderly such as falls, because of drug to drug interaction, side effects, decreased renal function, and reduced muscle mass. We will be looking at resident medications and work towards appropriate reductions. An example of what we will work on is if a resident is on a multivitamin, do they really need it if they are eating a well-balanced diet. If you would like to review your loved one's medications with us, please feel free to see one of us. Also, Pharmacy Matters has switched ownership and medication invoices will start arriving from NuCara Pharmacy.
Hayley & Kristina