As part of the C to C initiative, this month THCA is spotlighting a member nursing facility that has had success with reducing antipsychotic medications.
Member Spotlight: Garden Terrace at Houston
This article focuses on the lessons learned, data and the interventions that led to their success. Keep reading and you will also find helpful links to tools and articles that can help your nursing facility as well.
This toolkit uses a comprehensive framework to equip nursing facilities to effectively use person-centered philosophies and evidence-based resources addressing behavioral issues related to dementia.
Behavior assessment tools, clinical decision-making algorithms and evidence-based approaches to difficult behaviors are included in the toolkit.
Checklist: Activities that may help improve nighttime sleep for residents with dementia
Article: Aromatherapy in LTC Communities
Texas Website to support LTC Providers with Reducing off label antipsychotic medications
Music and Memory Program supported by Civil Money Penalties spearheaded by DADS
Tips for Communicating with those who have dementia