HomeMeds–Managing Your Medications
Medication-related problems can lead to many issues resulting in ER visits, rehospitalization, and worse. Almost 50% of older adults living in the community have experienced some kind of negative medication event. Every year over 400,00 seniors go to the Emergency room and are hospitalized due to falls, confusion & heart problems that are the result of the meds they are taking. Stacie Speirs, from the Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging, will be at the library to talk about their HomeMeds program, which is a valuable resource for identifying potential patient medication-related hazards.