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Avoid unnecessary medications and stay active!
Avoid unnecessary medications and stay active!
Avoid unnecessary medications and stay active!

For Aged Care

Residential Medication Management Review

A Residential Medication Management Review (RMMR) is a way for your Clinical Pharmacist and GP to “do a check-up” on your medicines.

Ward Medication Management (Ward MM) provide these services in residential aged care homes across the country. We are independent of your supply pharmacy and can provide a fresh look at your medicines.

RMMRs are full funded by Government, provided you have a current Medicare or DVA card and are a permanent resident of the home.

Your Ward MM Pharmacist will help rationalise your medicines to ensure they are being used effectively whilst avoiding any unwanted side effects or harm.

An RMMR is available to everyone at the time of moving to an aged care home. In addition, an RMMR can be performed on request from your GP or Medical Specialist where they believe you may be at risk of medication related harm.

For every initial comprehensive medication review conducted, a further two follow up reviews can occur, if you need them.

Why do I need an RMMR?

RMMR services are appropriate when you might be at risk of harm. Examples can include:

Medicines don’t appear to be having the desired effect.

Medicines don’t appear to be having the desired effect.

Change in medical condition or abilities (including falls, cognition, physical function).

Change in medical condition or abilities (including falls, cognition, physical function).

Taking high-risk medications (e.g. opioids, psychotropics, insulin, anticoagulants, antibiotics, NSAIDs).

Taking high-risk medications (e.g. opioids, psychotropics, insulin, anticoagulants, antibiotics, NSAIDs).

Experiencing symptoms that might be due to a drug reaction (e.g. dizziness, difficulty swallowing, swelling, rash, body aches).

Experiencing symptoms that might be due to a drug reaction (e.g. dizziness, difficulty swallowing, swelling, rash, body aches).

Recent discharge from hospital after an unplanned admission.

Recent discharge from hospital after an unplanned admission.

Significant change to your medications.

Significant change to your medications.

Difficulty in taking medication.

Difficulty in taking medication.

Newly joined an aged care home so there’s a new care team looking after you.

Newly joined an aged care home so there’s a new care team looking after you.

RMMR Key Stages

There are three key stages within a Residential Medication Management Review that ensures the best results.

How do I apply for an RMMR?

If you would like an RMMR speak to your Aged Care Facility today.

Ward MM can support you in the process if required. Just get in touch.

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