The Medication Management Checklist for Supportive Living was developed to help those who work with residents in supportive living to:
- Learn about the features of a safe medication system and leading practices that help ensure safe and effective medication therapy for residents.
- Identify potential vulnerabilities in a site’s medication system that could put residents at risk, and that could be addressed through a quality and safety improvement program.
The checklist is intended to be used by a multidisciplinary team, typically consisting of a site manager, frontline care provider, home-care nurse or case manager, and pharmacist who meet to share their knowledge of the medication system in a particular site. A self-assessment process helps identify vulnerabilities within the system, which can then be addressed through a quality and safety improvement process. The checklist booklet includes suggestions for a successful team meeting and creating an improvement plan.