Description: Learn how California’s Department of Aging and Department of Public Health have built a successful collaborative partnership to grow and sustain an evidence-based program infrastructure throughout the state.
Taking Your Medicines Safely (TYMS), is a train-the-trainer program to educate older adults about medication safety and the toll-free Poison Help line (1-800-222-1222). Poisoning can happen to anyone; in fact, older adults are especially at risk for poisonings involving medications. Each year, there are nearly 100,000 emergency hospitalizations in the U.S among adults aged 65 years or older due to adverse drug events.
Learn how to implement the TYMS program for older adults in your senior center, library, community center, or church.