Assessing institutional medication use and ensuring procedures are up to safety standards - can avoid medication incidents, adverse reactions and drug-drug interactions.
Elderly living in old age homes are often patients suffering from chronic diseases and taking multiple medications. These medications comes from various source, such as different doctors and clinics, making duplication in therapy common. Visiting pharmacists organise and coordinate medications from different medical institutions. At the same time, pharmacists review prescriptions and ensure patients are free of duplicated drugs, thereby reducing medication incident and side effects experienced in elderly.