The American Society on Aging and the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists Foundation have collaborated on the development of Adult Meducation: Improving Medication Adherence in Older Adults, a web-based program to educate ASA and ASCP members on important aspects of medication adherence in older adults.
The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists Foundation has a proven track record of developing practical interventions for improving medication use in the senior population. The mission of the ASCP Foundation is to improve the health and well-being of older persons through appropriate, effective, and safe medication use. The unique focus of the ASCP Foundation is the development, integration, and application of knowledge regarding medication use in the senior population and the practice of senior care pharmacy to optimize health outcomes. The ASCP Foundation has a history of leadership, innovation, and expertise in medicines and aging, and has collaborated with numerous organizations to address the information and education needs of consumers, families, caregivers, health care professionals, and the aging network regarding medication use. The ASCP Foundation is the research and education affiliate of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists. Visit the Foundation's web site at www.ascpfoundation.org.
The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists is the international professional association that provides leadership, education, advocacy, and resources to advance the practice of senior care pharmacy. Consultant pharmacists specializing in senior care pharmacy practice are essential participants in the health care system, and are recognized and valued for the practice of pharmaceutical care for the senior population and people with chronic illness. In their role as medication therapy experts, consultant pharmacists take responsibility for their patients’ medication-related needs; ensure that their patients’ medications are appropriate, the most effective available, the safest possible, and are used correctly; and identify, resolve, and prevent medication-related problems that may interfere with the goals of therapy. ASCP’s nearly 8,000 members manage and improve drug therapy and improve the quality of life of older persons and other individuals residing in a variety of environments, including nursing facilities, subacute care and assisted living facilities, psychiatric hospitals, hospice programs, and in home and community-based care. Visit ASCP’s web site at www.ascp.com.
The American Society on Aging is an association of diverse individuals bound by a common goal: to support the commitment and enhance the knowledge and skills of those who seek to improve the quality of life of older adults and their families. The membership of the Society is a multidisciplinary array of professionals who are concerned with the physical, emotional, social, economic and spiritual aspects of aging. The range of ASA members encompasses practitioners, educators, administrators, policymakers, business people, researchers, students, and more.
ASA offers a wide variety of renowned educational programming, outstanding publications and state-of-the-art information and training resources, and a large and dynamic network of professionals in the field of aging. ASA offers the highest caliber education, conference, and training opportunities possible in this field. The Society’s publications offer the latest information and research to help professionals stay on the cutting edge in their practice. From Aging Today, a newspaper-format, bimonthly publication featuring coverage of all issues facing professionals in their present work, to Generations, the Society’s scholarly quarterly journal, to ASA Connection, a lightning-fast online update of issues facing the Society and its field, ASA’s publications offer both a wealth and a diversity of knowledge and information. ASA is a valuable resource to anyone interested in aging issues. Through its constituent groups and numerous special projects, ASA carries out its commitment to education, diversity, and quality of life for older adults. ASA offers an array of educational products, such as research and publications designed to further the knowledge of those interested in aging issues. Finally, ASA hosts a variety of award programs honoring individuals and organizations that are making a difference in the lives of older adults. Visit ASA’s web site at www.asaging.org.