Long-Term Care

Nursing home antipsychotic use declines by over 20%

MDS 3.0 Insider, August 14, 2015

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According to a recently published report, The National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes provided an update that shows nursing homes have experienced a decline in antipsychotic use of between 18-21%. The Partnership has a mission to deliver health care that is person-centered, comprehensive and interdisciplinary with a specific focus on protecting residents from being prescribed antipsychotic medications unless there is a valid, clinical indication and a systematic process to evaluate each individual’s need.



 



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