Feds Find 99% of Antipsychotics Have Deficient Care Plans

On Monday, the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services released a new report evaluating nursing home assessments and care plans for residents receiving atypical antipsychotic drugs. A stunning 99% of the records reviewed failed to meet federal requirements. One-third of the assessments were untimely or deficient. 91% of care plans were written without resident or family input, and 97% were not developed with a physician. The findings demonstrate an unbelievable lack of deliberation in setting up resident care, which of course leads to sub-par treatment and avoidable suffering.


About achicotel

Anthony Chicotel is a staff attorney for CANHR. His areas of expertise include the rights of long-term care residents, nursing home litigation, health care decision-making, and conservatorships.
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