Volume XXX, Number 10
 October 2015

Commitment to Care – Topic of the Month

one a month logo no backgroundHave you heard?

About the One a Month campaign

This month’s Commitment to Care Topic of the Month features a campaign that begins this month for all Texas Providers called One a Month. This campaign is focused on the reduction of off label antipsychotic medication in Texas skilled nursing facilities. THCA and other partners hope that facility staff will use lessons learned, tools and resources available at the soon to be launched One a Month website to commit to reducing one resident a month off of off label antipsychotic medication.

The latest National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes report from August 2015 lists Texas at 22.7% usage (ranking Texas 50th in the Nation), compared to the national average of 18.3%. Texas has improved in this area since the data from the 1st quarter of 2012, when antipsychotic use was at 28.9%. With each of the almost 1200 nursing facilities in Texas working to eliminate at least one resident per month, the One a Month campaign points out that in one quarter 3500 + residents could be released from the effects of off label antipsychotics and in one year, 14,000 + residents – or approximately 15% – could be antipsychotic free.

To read more about this and see the press release please go to https://txhca.org/quality-care/commitment-to-care/#qualitytopic and GET STARTED TODAY!

Let’s show the rest of the Nation what Texas can DO!

President’s Report


 Legislative Update


 Commitment to Care

  • Commitment to Care – Topic of the Month
    Have you Heard?  About the One a Month Campaign

MDS Member Alerts

If you have any questions about the THCA C to C Initiative or would like to share your facilities successes please contact me at gbwilliams@txhca.org or call (512) 458-1257.


State News


National News


Announcements & Recognitions

THCA’s 65th Annual
Convention and Trade Show

THCA 65-01


Official Convention Sponsor




Thank you to our 2015 Official THCAPAC @ Convention Sponsor


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Ron Payne, THCAPAC Co-Chair
Mark McKenzie, THCAPAC Co-Chair
Gina Muniz, THCAPAC Liaison


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