MC5 Event

February 17, 2023: Culture Change and Hospice End of Life Care
Location: Farmington Public Library

In this presentation, it will be discussed promoting a culture change of person-centered care with the perception of hospice and end-of-life care and provide knowledge on how receiving the full hospice benefit promotes better quality of life and dignity.

February 22, 2023: Unload Medication Overload: Making Sense of Polypharmacy and Deprescribing (Virtual Meeting)
Presenter: Hedva Barenholtz Levy, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP, Director, HbL, PharmaConsulting

Medication overload or polypharmacy is a main culprit of medication-related problems, reduced quality of life and high healthcare costs among older individuals.

Consequences of polypharmacy are multifold and can be prevented with a more judicious approach to medication use. Efforts to address widespread medication overload are gaining momentum, including deprescribing of drug therapy. Professionals who work with older adults need to be familiar with the latest trends and strategies to optimize or “right-size” medications and serve as patient and family advocates.