Training Tools, Resources and Information for Professionals
Reduce the use of antipsychotics in nursing homes and other senior living environments
California has marshaled an active response to the urgent issue of inappropriate antipsychotic medication use among older adults with dementia. In August 2012, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Region IX (CMS) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), together with a diverse group of Stakeholders, launched the California Partnership to Improve Dementia Care and Reduce Unnecessary Antipsychotic Medication Drug Use in Nursing Homes (“Partnership”). The Partnership was formed to develop a collaborative action plan for improving dementia care and reducing the inappropriate use of antipsychotic medication in California nursing homes.
Through generous CMS CMP funding and a contract through the California Department of Public Health, the California Partnership to Improve Dementia Care was able to prepare this online toolkit. Below you will find resources and additional tools that have been reviewed and/or created by staff of the California Culture Change Coalition and the Education Workgroup of the California Partnership to help reduce the use of antipsychotics in nursing homes.
In this section, professionals will find training tools, resources and information specifically for: Nursing Home and Other Senior Living Staff and Leaders, Physicians and Prescribers, Ombudsman and Surveyors. You will also find general information on Best Practices, Informed Consent and Resources to best reduce the inappropriate use of antipsychotic medications. There are also resources especially geared toward residents and families, and a glossary of terms to assist consumers.
Press Release: CCPCC Offers Information on Eliminating Unnecessary Use of Antipsychotics
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