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Medication Reviews Help Minimize Fall Risk

To request a medication review focused on falls prevention, complete the form at the bottom of this page. There are a limited number of $50 gifts to compensate the initial participants in this pilot program. According to the CDC, each year 3 million older adults land in emergency rooms – around 20 per day in Green Bay – because of a fall. Typically about one in five falls result in serious injury. Medications can be a risk factor for falls and we can help you adjust and manage medications to reduce risk.

A partnership focused on falls prevention

Streu’s Pharmacy is pleased to serve as a partner of the Fall Prevention Alliance of Northeast Wisconsin in an effort to help keep older adults safe and injury-free. Often we think of preventing falls by conducting a home safety evaluation to look for trip hazards or other risk factors. But what about taking a closer look at the medications we put into our bodies each day?

A new pilot program launched by the Fall Prevention Alliance will allow us to schedule a 30-minute Medication Review session with qualified participants to examine all of their medications and potential medication interactions to help identify risks and potential adverse effects – including dizziness and other factors that might lead to falls. Complete the form at the bottom of this page to get started.

We often see and help patients who are juggling as many as 20 different medications, often that have been prescribed over period of years and sometimes by several different care providers. Often people are taking many of the right things and at the right doses, but it is not uncommon for us to find things that need adjusting. For instance: 

  • A medication that worked for a patient at a certain age may not provide the same benefit at their current age
  • Someone may have continued taking medications that were not intended to be long-term
  • Sometimes, people end up taking two medications that can have potential adverse interactions, such as dizziness or increased risk of falls

Since our pharmacists are highly trained in the area of medication management, they are uniquely qualified to provide this valuable service in an in-depth way. Following the review process, we can work with your team of providers to ensure that all the adjustments being recommended are implemented safely, with the full cooperation of a collaborative healthcare team.  


doctor taking notes during a medication review

What to expect and what to bring to your medication review

During your appointment, you will speak privately one-on-one with a pharmacist to discuss each and every one of your current medications. 

  • Complete the form at the bottom of this page to get started.
  • Bring all prescription and over-the-counter medications with you if possible, or at least a full list of all items. 
  • Bring any relevant recent lab results, such as blood pressure, cholesterol or blood sugar levels, if possible. 
  • While we hope participants leave with valuable health information and insights, there are also a limited number of $50 gifts to compensate initial participants in this pilot program for their time. 

Please complete the form below to get started …

We will call you soon to schedule your appointment.