Community Education Guide

Breaking the Polypharmacy Cycle in Senior Living:
Strategies for Clinical and Financial Success

Breaking the Polypharmacy Cycle Guide

Polypharmacy, broadly defined as the use of too many medications, poses a formidable challenge for senior living operators, with negative financial implications for communities and potentially harmful consequences for residents. With the increased reliance on multiple medications to manage age-related medical conditions, the prevalence of polypharmacy has reached alarming levels in long-term care communities.

In this guide, discover polypharmacy’s causes, effects on residents, the financial burdens on operators, and steps to mitigate excessive medication use.