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Long-term care should use more tech-based learning collaboratives: experts

Technology-based learning collaboratives are an underutilized resource within long-term care and may be a great tool to help the field develop a pandemic preparation plan for the future. That’s according to experts at a session on tech innovations in crisis management during the LeadingAge Center for Aging Services Technologies 2021 Collaborative Care & Health IT Innovations Summit, which took place online recently.

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Stable LTC antipsychotic prescribing in 2020 may reflect success of U.S. reduction initiatives

University of Michigan researchers have found relatively minimal changes in central nervous system-active medication use among Michigan nursing home residents with dementia following the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, a finding that may be explained in part by regulatory pressures to reduce antipsychotic prescribing in U.S. skilled nursing facilities.  With the disruptions in daily routines…

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