The Check Your Medicines facilitators guide provides a guide to delivering the following key messages to older adults in an informative and interactive presentation.
- All medicines can cause side effects and these increase the more you take
- Long-term use of medication, such as sleeping pills, will increase health risks
- To ensure that you are getting the best out of your medicines, keep an up-to-date list of your medicines and arrange to get these medicines checked by your GP or pharmacist.
Download the Check Your Medicines facilitators guide
Printed resources and giveaways
Printed resources such as pamphlets or booklets can be used as tools in your presentation to encourage discussion and further learning after the session has finished. The Stay On Your Feet® program has a range of free resources are that are available to download or order via the online ordering system.
Here is a list of the resources you may like to use during your session. These are referred to throughout the toolkit:
- Check Your Medicines Session plan
- Check Your Medicines PowerPoint Presentation
- Check Your Medicines Brochure
- Check Your Medicines Bag ***Please note these bags are no longer available to order however a plain brown or other bag would also be suitable. Or simply suggest older adults bring their medicines in another bag or container.
- Action Plan
Other useful resources:
To gain a better gain a better understanding of how to implement the activities with a group of older adults, videos demonstrating the activities have been prepared for you to view prior to your session.
- Check Your Medicines Activity Demonstration Video or watch it below:
Theory and research
The Check Your Medicines Educator Toolkit supports the implementation of “Preventing Falls and Harm from Falls in Older People; Best Practice Guidelines for Australian Community Care 2009” and aligns with theory and research included in the “WA Falls Prevention Model of Care”.