Polypharmacy is defined as “taking multiple medications for a variety of conditions.” There are millions of seniors in this situation today.
Medication management is an important issue for seniors and their families. Failure to properly manage medications can threaten the lives of seniors. This situation suggests a heightened emphasis on ensuring that seniors take their medications in strict adherence to their physicians’ instructions. Harmful drug interactions are a result of confusion that can arise when seniors take multiple medications at the same time.