Long-Term Care

People with dementia more likely to be rehospitalized, antipsychotic use increases risk

MDS 3.0 Insider, May 2, 2014

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Seniors are more likely to be rehospitalized within 30 days of discharge if they have dementia, and the risk increases if they are taking an antipsychotic medication, according to recently published research findingsin the Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics. The study also found that discharge to a skilled nursing facility reduced hospital readmission risk when compared to discharge with home health services.
 
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