Antipsychotics Reduction

California nursing home settles psychotropic medication case for $655,000

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A Ventura Convalescent Hospital deal ends litigation filed in 2011, when families of residents said antipsychotic medication was being given without informed consent under the care of a skilled nursing facility physician.

Looking at dementia beyond drugs and disease

Looking at dementia beyond drugs and disease

The emerging literature on "nonpharmacological interventions" has not succeeded in providing long-term solutions for many people, such that expressions of need continue to recur on a regular basis.

AHCA members near antipsychotics usage goal

AHCA members near antipsychotics usage goal

The AHCA Quality Initiative goal to reduce antipsychotics use is in sight, the group announced Wednesday. The goal is 15% by the end of this month. The group used federal data in its calculations.

Facilities approach 15% goal for antipsychotics reduction

Facilities approach 15% goal for antipsychotics reduction

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For decades, many providers have viewed antipsychotic drugs as a necessary evil for treating residents with dementia. But increasingly, these medications are just being seen as evil. So it's hardly a surprise that the government and the long-term care field are praising notable progress toward reducing their use by 15%.

Biggest losers

Biggest losers

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Providers reveal strategies for reducing unneccessary antipsychotics use for residents with dementia, and meeting industry-wide medication reduction goals