Senior Care Pharmacists are skilled health care professionals who have specialized training in the medication-related needs of seniors. This field of study is called geriatric pharmacotherapy.
In their roles as medication therapy management (MTM) experts, senior care pharmacists:
Typically, senior care pharmacists accomplish this through a comprehensive consultation that provides a thorough, one-on-one review of all of your medications -- prescription, over-the-counter, herbal, and nutritional.
But senior care pharmacists go well beyond reviewing medications. A senior care pharmacist has studied and acquired extensive knowledge about and experience in:
Many senior care pharmacists learned these skills after years of working with nursing home residents. Some also have demonstrated their special knowledge and training by becoming board-certified geriatric pharmacists.
In addition to possessing skills specifically tailored to seniors’ needs, senior care pharmacists have a different perspective from most physicians and pharmacists. There’s a tendency for physicians to prescribe and pharmacists to dispense medications for a senior. But a senior care pharmacist would first look to see if the symptom might itself be a side effect of a current medication.
What does this mean for you?
It’s simple: Do your medications make you sleepy? Is your thinking foggy? Do you feel anxious, confused, or depressed? Do you feel light-headed? Do you sleep poorly at night?
All of these symptoms may be related to taking your medications. A senior care pharmacist will evaluate the overall picture of how your medications are affecting your quality of life. This can make a real difference for you and your family!
A senior care pharmacist provides one-on-one consultation with you and your family, often in your home or an office, for a reasonable fee.
A senior care pharmacist can:
Watch this video to learn more about what a senior care pharmacist can do for you.
In short, a senior care pharmacist can help you stay healthy through appropriate, safe, and effective medication use.
Why wait? Schedule an appointment to have the benefit of improved health today.