Medication – It’s Your Choice

How much do you know about your medication?

It is an older person’s right to make decisions about their care, including their medication, no matter their age or medical condition.

Medications can help us live comfortably, stay safe, and live longer lives. But some medicines can come with side effects or not work as well as we’d like them to, and it is an older person’s right to ask for and receive thorough information about their medication or choose an alternative treatment they feel better meets their needs.

Healthcare and aged care professionals, families, friends, and carers must respect older people’s choices about their medication or treatment and support them.

On this page you will find:

  • Medication: It’s Your Choice - An explainer video

  • Medication: It’s Your Choice - booklet and pamphlet

  • Medication: It’s Your Choice - booklet and pamphlet - translated into Chinese (simplified and traditional). Croatian, Dutch, French, Italian, Greek, Polish, Tagalog, Spanish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese.