Grantee Profile: Caring Choices: A Catalyst for Medication Management Innovation
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Diffusion of innovations is essentially a social process. Early adopters, such as Caring Choices, actively seek out innovative solutions to real-world problems. If successful, such early adopters often share their experience with others and shepherd those who previously hesitated to adopt.
This grantee profile highlights Caring Choices, an early adopter of a medication management device. Caring Choices was awarded a grant by PHI's Center for Technology and Aging to diffuse the device by training four organizations in its use and placing it in the homes of 100 older adults.
For the past ten years, Caring Choices and partner Home Health Care Management have successfully used a medication dispensing device to improve older adult’s medication adherence. To encourage diffusion of this promising device, Caring Choices recently received funding from PHI's Center for Technology and Aging to share their successful experience with four organizations and to help shepherd the adoption of the device within the organizations. Caring Choices was one of five grantees to receive a Medication Optimization Diffusion Grant from the Center.