California Aims to Reduce Antipsychotics in Nursing Homes by 30%

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) recently announced a major campaign to reduce the unnecessary use of antipsychotic drugs and improve dementia care in nursing homes. In the announcement, CDPH states that the campaign’s goal is to reduce the overall use of antipsychotics in nursing homes by 15% by the end of 2012 and by 30% by June 30, 2013.

Recent data shows that use of antipsychotics in California nursing homes is down about 3.8% this year so we have a long way to go in a short period of time. CANHR is committed to doing everything possible to help the new state campaign meet its goals.

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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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