National Partnership To Improve Dementia Care

Nursing home antipsychotic use has dipped nearly 19% under national effort, latest figures show

Nursing home antipsychotic use has dipped nearly 19% under national effort, latest figures show

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The percent of long-stay nursing home residents receiving antipsychotic medication has decreased 18.8% under a nationwide initiative that started in 2012.

LTC achieves antipsych goal

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After years of pushing, long-term care facilities have reduced their use of antipsychotic medication for dementia, according to an April report from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Long-term care providers achieved 15% antipsychotic reduction goal, CMS announces

Long-term care providers achieved 15% antipsychotic reduction goal, CMS announces

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Long-term care facilities have reduced antipsychotic medication use by more than 15% through a large-scale initiative, according to a new report from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. That means it's time to set a more ambitious goal, a subgroup says.

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%.