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Reducing Antipsychotic Drugs In Nursing Homes Is Not Enough

Recent findings show that reducing antipsychotic use among individuals with dementia living in nursing homes is feasible using a ‘real-world intervention;’ however, it may not be beneficial unless non-pharmacological interventions are provided in parallel. You have probably got 15,000 elderly people in nursing homes dying each year from the off-label use of antipsychotic medications for an indication that the FDA …

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Complaining about a Nursing Home can get you banned from a facility.

Let’s face it. Substandard nursing homes, do not like complaints from pesky relatives who are looking for quality care and are constantly complaining about those issues that are common in these facilities like: Poor staffing Dehydration Loss of weight Falls Bad medical care Evictions without cause Poor infection control Lack of meaningful activities Mary Jo Gleason was beside herself this …