Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities
Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities
Kentucky Center for Assisted Living

Event Details

Kentucky Assisted Living Training (KCAL): Drug-to-Food and Drug-to-Drug Interactions: Dangerous Combinations
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 8:00 AM
KAHCF James S. Judy Training Center
Louisville, KY

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Seminar Description

Many assisted living residents are on a complex medication regimen, and those medications may have dangerous side effects when taken in combination with each other, supplements or certain foods.  Although caregivers in the assisted living setting do not prescribe, handle or administer medications to their residents, having an understanding of drug-to-drug and drug-to-food interactions in medications commonly prescribed to older adults can certainly prove important in any care setting. 

This education session will refresh assisted living staff members on well-known drug-to-food and drug-to-drug interactions and shed light on some lesser-known examples. This session will discuss symptoms of adverse interactions, recommend ways to mitigate dangerous drug-to-food or drug-to-drug combinations in the assisted living setting and explain ways you, your residents and their family members can work with a pharmacist to prevent these dangerous, but surprisingly common, incidences. 

Disclaimer: This educational program is designed to empower assisted living professionals with fundamental information about drug-to-drug and drug-to-food interactions most likely to occur in residents in the assisted living care setting. While assisted living communities are not licensed to administer medications, the information in this program will set individual caregivers and assisted living communities apart from the competition by enabling them to oversee residents’ health at a new, potentially life-changing level.  

Attendees of this program will: 

  • Gain an understanding of common and not-so-common adverse drug-to-drug and drug-to-food interactions and the effects adverse interactions can have on a resident’s health 
  • Learn how to identify signs and symptoms of adverse interactions 
  • Be equipped with resources to provide to a resident who may be experiencing an adverse drug-to-drug or drug-to-food interaction
  • Know how to prevent adverse interactions from occurring
  • Differentiate their skill set from other assisted living professionals  
  • Contribute a new skill to their assisted living community’s oversight of residents’ health and quality of life 

Appropriate attendees of this program are:

  • Executive Directors
  • Resident Services Directors
  • Memory Care Directors
  • Caregivers 
  • Chefs, Dietary or Kitchen Staff


8:00am - 8:30am - Registration 
8:30am - 10:15am - Education
10:15am - 10:30am - Break
10:30 am - 12:00 pm - Education


Rob Leffler, R. Ph., is a graduate of Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. Rob has spent most of his career as a pharmacist in long term care pharmacies in the Midwest. He currently is the Vice President of Clinical Operations and Compliance for PCA Pharmacy. PCA Pharmacy’s corporate office is located in Louisville, Kentucky but they currently provide services through six pharmacies to patients and residents in eleven states. 

Elisha Bischoff, Pharm D., Lead Consultant Pharmacist attended the University of Kentucky, College of Pharmacy where she received her Doctorate of Pharmacy. Following graduation, Elisha completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Louisville Health Sciences Center, and later practiced as a clinical pharmacist at Norton Audubon Hospital. Elisha is currently the Lead Consultant for PCA Pharmacy in Louisville, Kentucky and has been working as a Consultant Pharmacist for the last 12 years. She is Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, has certifications in Immunizations and Medication Therapy Management, as well as, additional training in pharmacogenomics. Elisha has served as the Chair for the Kentucky Academy of Consultant Pharmacists, the Membership Committee Chair of KYASCP, and treasurer of KYASCP.


KCAL Member - $55
KCAL Non-Member - $65

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be made in writing and emailed to or faxed to (502-425-3431). Cancellations by phone will not be accepted. Cancellations received no later than April 3 will receive a full refund. Cancellations received between April 4 - 9 will receive a refund of 1/2. Registrants who do not attend or who do not complete the full seminar will not receive a refund unless prior written notice is given to the KAHCF/KCAL office.


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