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August 18, 2017
After years of criticism, nursing homes have curbed administering antipsychotics, but some providers are questioning whether the across-the-board cuts are preventing some seniors from getting needed medications.
Recorded June 7, 2017 Speaker: Elizabeth Galik, PhD, CRNP Description: Antipsychotic dose reduction in post-acute and long-term care (PA/LTC) settings has become a priority due to risks associated with their use and national policy initiatives...
November 30, 2016
Falls are a serious threat to the health and safety of older Americans and can have consequences ranging from bruises to head trauma. Now a new study, published in JAMDA – The Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine , suggests that the...
June 15, 2016
The CMS says it has surpassed its goal for reducing the use of antipsychotic medications in nursing homes. Patient advocates, however, are expressing skepticism over the claim.
June 6, 2016
Nursing homes in the United States care for increasing numbers of people with dementia, yet many lack access to geriatric psychiatrists, behavioral neurologists and other specialists who may help manage symptoms associated with dementia, including...
June 3, 2016
“Even very modest efforts at education and problem-solving can go a long way to improving care for people with dementia and reducing bad habits in the care of these patients,” said Jonathan Evans, MD, MPH, CMD. “There is no question there is a...
This interactive session will explore the use of behavioral interventions for different types of BPSD (Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia) through video vignettes. Participants will also engage in a simulated IDT (Interdisciplinary...
This session will address several hidden dangers of dementia in the nursing home setting including smoking, dysphagia, and use of antipsychotic medications. We will discuss available assessment tools and risk stratification methods, which are...
This session will describe a provincial quality improvement initiative undertaken in Alberta, Canada aimed at supporting care teams in 170 LTC homes to implement a guideline on the appropriate use of antipsychotic medications and to implement non-...
Individualized music is defined as music which has been integrated into the person's life and is based on personal preference. Personalized music is proving itself as a way to generate a variety of therapeutic outcomes in long-term care,...