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AAACAP expands reach of St. David’s medication program

Thursday, February 22, 2018

The Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area (AAACAP), a division of CAPCOG, will expand the outreach and services of its medication screening program after the St. David’s Foundation renewed the grant that makes it possible to provide the program to five counties in the CAPCOG region: Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis and Williamson.

“The Senior Medication Safety Program has been very successful in urban areas, and we want to continue that success into the more rural areas,” said Patty Bordie, AAACAP director. “We are currently seeking additional pharmacy consultants to join our effort in screening and analyzing older adult medication routines for high risk health issues and safety concerns.”

Screenings include a review of prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications and supplements taken by participating adults 60 years old or older to help them reduce the risk of potential negative interactions within their medication routine. Seniors who participate also learn to better manage their care, identify possible medication cost savings, and improve communication with their doctors. AAACAP often pairs the screening with a care coordination visit to assess care needs and recommend in-home services and supports, nutrition and transportation services or health and wellness programs to help seniors successfully age in place. AAACAP is planning medication screening education outreach events geared to providing more people individualized consultation time with a pharmacist.

> Read more about the medication screening program.
> Learn more about AAACAP.

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