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If medication-related problems were ranked as a “disease” it would be the 4th leading cause of death in the United States.

Executive Summary

For seniors using five or more medications, the risk of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) is nearly 50% – Almost one out of every two people! It is estimated that up to 30% of hospital admissions of the elderly involve medication-related ADRs.

Senior Health Services (SHS) is a home-visitation service that helps older individuals oversee their pharmaceutical care. Our intent is to grow this sorely needed monitoring program into a National Service Corps designed to strengthen ‘preventive’ geriatric healthcare, thereby saving thousands of lives and millions, perhaps billions of dollars across the country.

 

Aging Safely

Rarely these days do the elderly have a single prescribing physician and a single pharmacist to coordinate an individual’s overall pharmaceutical care. We at the Polypharmacy Screen, Senior Health Services (SHS)*, will consult in that critical role — to assist the patient, the home caregiver, and even the prescribing physician with a ‘safety-review’ of the patient’s total ‘polypharmaceutical’ treatment profile.

*trademark registered

 

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Contact

 

  • Leon Lewandowski, M.D., Ph.D.
  • C/O Polypharmacy Screen, SHS
  • 75-A Baycrest Ave.
  • Westhampton, NY 11977
  • Phone/Fax: (631) 288-9588
  • leonlewandowski@yahoo.com

 

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