Medication Assessment with HomeMeds
Navigating Daily Medications, Together
Age Well is Vermont’s largest provider of services to the aging population. We are committed to helping people safely lead the lives they choose as they age.
As part of that mission, we offer HomeMeds, an in-home medication assessment tool; this program identifies risks and ensures that current medications are being appropriately taken and updated.
Limit Medication Related Errors & Hospitalizations
A common problem, up to 48% of community-swelling elders have medication related problems. Medication errors cause approximately 7,000 deaths per year in the United States.
The annual cost of those drug-related illnesses and deaths exceed $170 billion.
Facilitate Medication Reconciliation
Through our medication assessment program, we work with your pharmacist and doctor to help manage your medication.
All alerts, physician responses and medication changes are recorded to keep a detailed medication record for you.
5 Easy Steps to Safer Medication Routines
At least 25% of all medication-related accidents and health problems are preventable. Using the steps below, our HomeMeds program aims to make medication routines safer for older Vermonters. Call the Helpline at 1-800-642-5119 to learn about our HomeMeds program.
- Age Well’s transition team conducts a risk screening to identify potential errors and medication-related problems.
- Any potential medication risks or identified problems alert the Care & Service Coordinator to notify Age Well’s designated pharmacist.
- The pharmacist reviews and develops an action plan of recommendations to address the identified alerts.
- The pharmacist advises the client or caregiver and the Care & Service Coordinator of the medication concerns so that they can be discussed with the physician.
- Physicians are able to review all compiled data and update the client’s treatment regime if an issue is revealed.
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