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Older Adults in Home Health Care Are At Risk

19/12/11 5:17 PM

Article by: The Prestige Group

Home health care patients aged 65 and over aqre prescribed “Potentially¬†Inappropriate¬†Medications” (PIM) at a rate three time higher that patients who live in PCFs/ALFs or a doctor’s office. Elderly patients receiving home health care are usually prescribed medications by a variety of physicians, and it is a great challenge for home health care nurses to deal with prescriptions from many sources. The study by Weill Cornell Medical College was funded by the National Institute for Mental Health.

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