TALKING ABOUT MEDICATIONS


“Talking About
Medications” is a series of workshops that aim to help older adults learn
about medications and to encourage them to take an active role in making
decisions about medications. The workshops have been designed for people
looking after their own medications and also for people advocating on behalf of
someone who is living in long-term care. The tools and supports that have been
designed for these workshops will help people to confidently manage medications
and to have a voice in health care decisions.

Session 1: Talking About Medications – This session is a basic introduction to the concepts of polypharmacy and deprescribing, including the benefits and outcomes that arise from appropriate medication management.

Session 2: Getting Reliable Medication Information – This session provides participants with knowledge about what they need to know about medications and why it is important. It provides strategies and resources to track medications in a way that is organized and easy to use, as well as information about how to find and apply reliable resources if they have questions.

Session 3: Having Conversations About Medications With Health Care Providers - This session introduces participants to the concept of shared decision making and the circle of care and provides them with supports and strategies for engaging with health care providers in managing medications.


Session 4: Focus Group (Optional)
The focus group is aimed at receiving feedback regarding the workshop in order to improve future delivery to better meet workshop and participant objectives.
Three workshops aimed at bringing people together to come up with a better way to think about their medications and how to take a more direct role in managing their medications.

Date(s)

Thursdays, 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Registration Contact

Living Healthy Champlain

1 877 240 3941

Registration Fee

Free

Available Spots

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