Not just a nursing home problem: Antipsychotic use increasing in elderly, community-dwelling dementia...
Apr 24, 2018
While regulatory focus has pushed the use of antipsychotics lower in skilled nursing facilities recently, off-label use is rising among dementia patients living in assisted living and other community settings.
60 seconds with Daniel Cannone, D.O., United Church Homes
Mar 08, 2018
Q: The United Church Homes has reduced antipsychotic medications dramatically since 2012. How did you accomplish that?
FDA approves antipsychotic that includes tracking sensor
Jan 08, 2018
The Food and Drug Administration approved a new type of antipsychotic pill in November that is able to share information about when it was taken with patients and providers — but the new tech comes with...
Nursing homes no longer subject to independent pharmacist regulation
Apr 03, 2012
Federal regulators have reversed a controversial proposal that would have required facilities to hire consultant pharmacists to review residents’ medications.
CMS announces expansion of psychiatric services for seniors
Mar 13, 2012
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is launching two new initiatives that may improve mental health services for seniors and nursing home residents.
Massachusetts looks for alternatives to antipsychotic use in dementia residents
Nov 19, 2010
Nursing home regulators in Massachusetts Thursday launched a campaign to limit the use of antipsychotic drugs in facilities.