A New Jersey nursing facility was recently honored for dramatically reducing physical restraint use among its residents.
Use of physical restraints decreases in nursing facilities, but anti-anxiety drug use grows, industry report showsSeptember 22, 2010
Use of physical restraints, falls, and emotional and behavioral symptoms dropped at nursing and rehabilitation facilities across the country over the last decade. But other quality indicators, such as the prevalence of anti-anxiety drug use, increased. That is according to a report released Monday by the American Health Care Association and the Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care.