Alternative meds replacing antipsychotics in nursing homes, investigators find
Jun 01, 2022
Veterans nursing homes have made significant strides in reducing antipsychotic medication use, a new analysis shows. The decrease, however, may be contributing to the use of more alternative medications.
Antipsychotic medication reduction and the severely mentally ill population
Eleanor Feldman Barbera, Ph.D.
Mar 08, 2022
President Biden’s State of the Union address last week targeted several aspects of the long-term care industry, most of which have received more attention than his mention of reducing the inappropriate...
Prescribing patterns in nursing homes may impact that of assisted living neighbors, study finds
Sep 14, 2021
Antipsychotic and anti-anxiety prescribing in nursing homes may have an effect on prescribing in local and affiliated assisted living communities, investigators have found.
Trio is trouble in assisted living: Risky neuro drug combos too common, dementia expert says
Mar 11, 2021
Fully one in seven people with dementia who do not live in nursing homes are taking at least three drugs that act on the central nervous system — beyond the advised limit, a new study finds.
Antipsychotic misuse citations down 22%; drugs given 10 times too often: House report
Jul 29, 2020
Skilled nursing providers have received far fewer citations for antipsychotic misuse under the Trump administration, according to authors of a report released Monday by Democrats on the House Ways and...
Pharmacists asked to help curb antipsychotic use in nursing facilities
Sep 02, 2019
A powerful congressman has asked long-term care pharmacists to help monitor and reduce antipsychotic use in nursing homes.
California nursing home settles psychotropic medication case for $655,000
Aug 25, 2014
A Ventura Convalescent Hospital deal ends litigation filed in 2011, when families of residents said antipsychotic medication was being given without informed consent under the care of a skilled nursing...
Looking at dementia beyond drugs and disease
G. Allen Power, M.D.
Aug 01, 2014
The emerging literature on “nonpharmacological interventions” has not succeeded in providing long-term solutions for many people, such that expressions of need continue to recur on a regular...
AHCA members near antipsychotics usage goal
Dec 05, 2013
The AHCA Quality Initiative goal to reduce antipsychotics use is in sight, the group announced Wednesday. The goal is 15% by the end of this month. The group used federal data in its calculations.
Oct 01, 2013
Providers reveal strategies for reducing unneccessary antipsychotics use for residents with dementia, and meeting industry-wide medication reduction goals