PGx Medical is the trusted and experienced resource for the implementation of pharmacogenetics in the field of aging services. Pharmacogenetics aligns current and future medications with each persons unique genetic profile. Our proprietary process impacts quality, adds value and enhances the customer experience by addressing top clinical concerns such as falls, dementia, sleep, pain, med management and overall staff efficiencies.
Clinical Practice Case Studies
Getting through the transitions in life… When you are young, you dream of growing up, getting married and having children….but you never dream about taking care of your elderly parents.
Prescribing for older patients presents unique challenges. Optimizing drug therapy is an essential part of caring for an older person. The process of prescribing a medication is complex and includes:
“Given the prevalence of hypertension and the fact that effective drugs are so accessible, “treatment of hypertension may prove to be one of the best ways to prevent or delay dementia.R
Medication management can reduce interactions and side effects that may lead to falls. Although many medication classes have been linked to falls, the evidence is strongest for a few drug categories.