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Illinois to launch program assisting older adults with complicated medication regimens

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The Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA) is launching a demonstration project to help older adults with complex medication regimens reduce the risk of misusing the drugs. "Older adults in Illinois are especially susceptible to nursing home and emergency room admissions due to overly complicated medication plans," said IDoA Director Jean Bohnhoff.

The Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA) is launching a demonstration project to help older adults with complex medication regimens reduce the risk of misusing the drugs. "Older adults in Illinois are especially susceptible to nursing home and emergency room admissions due to overly complicated medication plans," said IDoA Director Jean Bohnhoff. "With this demonstration, we have an opportunity to reduce those admissions and help improve the quality of life for our participants." Under the 12-month program, being conducted with Bolingbrook APC, care coordination units (CCUs) will provide in-home visits led by pharmacists. Using data based on the patient's observations, insurance, clinical assessments, and case manager records, the CCUs will provide medication reconciliation and review. Data from the demonstration project will be used to expand the program across the state and enroll eligible individuals, IDoA officials said.

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