Improving Medication Management for Older Adults in the Community through Caregiver Supports to Alleviate Caregiver Burden

Older adult man staring into the distance

Award Date: 2021

Project Lead(s): Anne Max, Social Worker at Baycrest

Project Title: Improving medication management for older adults in the community through caregiver supports to alleviate caregiver burden

Polypharmacy, poor communication, and the body’s reaction to medication can significantly affect medication management and adherence in older adults and lead to unnecessary hospitalizations, especially for older adults with cognitive impairment. To help support safe medication use, this project will provide medication assessments to caregivers who are part of Baycrest@Home’s caregiver support services. The project will explore the use of technology (medicine dispensers) to facilitate medication management.