AARP released Rx Snapshot, a free, online tool that anyone can use to help older
family members, friends or neighbors manage their medications safely and
effectively. An initiative of Create the Good, a network of independent volunteers
active in neighborhoods across the country, Rx Snapshot is an easy way to help
older Americans record the medications they are taking and talk with their health
care professional about how they might better manage their meds.
AARP is encouraging people to visit www.AARP.org/CreateTheGood
the Rx Snapshot and either call older relatives and loved ones or organize a
community group to help neighbors fill out the one-page sheet. The Rx Snapshot
toolkit gives older Americans: 1) A way to keep updated records of their
medications; 2) Tips to having a conversation with their health care provider
about the risks and benefits of their prescriptions, and 3) The opportunity to
consider generics as money-saving alternatives.