Objectives were twofold: 1) Examine how community pharmacists presently screen for fall risk and if they do not, to assess their willingness to integrate the screening into their workflow, 2) Develop a model for assessing fall risk in community pharmacies.
Korey A. Kennelty, PharmD, MS, PhD, BCGP was recently awarded a $3 million grant through the CDC examining how to integrate methods for deprescribing opioids, benzodiazepines, and anti-cholinergic medications for older patients who have experienced a fall. We are utilizing a telehealth pharmacy program, including working with community pharmacists, to create a medication action plan to deprescribe medications. The Community Pharmacy Foundation grant helped with Dr. Kennelty obtaining this grant. We are very grateful for your support so we may increase the role of pharmacists in taking care of our older adult patients.