The Medication Education for Drug Safety (MEDS) program at Resources for Seniors is designed to help seniors get the information they need to take their medication appropriately. Clients who enter RFS case management programs are screened for possible medication-related issues, and receive more comprehensive medication review and education when possible problems are identified.
The Medication Assistance Plan for Seniors (MAPS) came into existence prior to the advent of prescription drug coverage under Medicare, to help seniors access free medications available through pharmaceutical company patient assistance programs. The program currently serves clients age 50-64 who are not eligible for Medicare Part D, and clients with Medicare who have exhausted their prescription drug coverage.
The MEDS program also works cooperatively with Campbell University to educate pharmacy students about working with older adults. The students work with RFS clients in a number of settings, providing health monitoring and education, and assisting with prescription reviews.