Older nursing home residents and those with more severe psychiatric symptoms may receive more appropriate psychotropic prescriptions than others, a new study suggests.
There was up to a 50% reduction in the use of psychotropic drugs when seniors in a continuing care retirement community received personalized technology services, according to research from It's Never 2 Late and Western Home Communities.
So there I was, out having a blast on Cinco de Mayo, enjoying an "adult beverage" and some really great food with plans for NOT working for the rest of the evening, and I get an emergency text from my boss.
Inspector General report: 1 in 7 nursing home residents are incorrectly prescribed psychotropic medicationsMay 11, 2011
As many as one in seven elderly nursing home residents, most of whom have dementia, are being prescribed expensive, powerful antipsychotic medications that increase the risk of death, according to a report from the federal Office of the Inspector General. Providers counter that the research reflects outdated practices.