Manual processes for crushing pills is no longer working, but changes in technology provide solutions for providers.
When I recently went to a nursing home as a visitor, watching a well-choreographed "team" working together gave me a much different appreciation for the long-term care facility and the people who work there. They truly care for their residents as if they were their own family members.
Not too long ago, the mortar and pestle were the mechanism of choice to crush pills. Today, the average facility has to crush pills for around 30% of its residents. Now there is an easier way to crush medications.