Safe and Effective Use of Medications in Older Adults

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Overview

Resources for Integrated Care, in collaboration with Community Catalyst and the American Geriatrics Society, invites you to attend an upcoming webinar. This webinar offers Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Education (CE) credit at no cost to participants. 

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. It is therefore important to address medication management, medication misuse, and adverse drug effects among dually eligible beneficiaries. This interactive webinar will provide an overview of these critically important issues related to older adults. In addition, the need for management and coordination among the care team members and the beneficiary will be described. Participants will also learn about effective strategies to empower individuals and their families to manage multiple medications to maintain their health.

Featured Speakers:

  • Todd Semla, MS, Pharm D, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
  • Donna Fick, PhD, RN, School of Nursing and College of Medicine, Pennsylvania State University
  • Tom von Sternberg, MD, Senior Medical Director, HealthPartners
  • Marisilis Tejeda, Health Coach, City Health Works
 

 

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