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Antipsychotic Medication Reduction


Non-pharmacologic Toolkit for Senior Living Communities

This toolkit was prepared for the Commonwealth Fund in collaboration with the Hartford Foundation. Ann Kolanowski, RN, Ph.D., and Kimberly Van Haitsma, Ph.D., served as the coordinators of the expert panel who compiled much of the information contained in the toolkit.

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Improving Dementia Care & Reducing Unnecessary Use of Antipsychotics - Process Assessment Tool

This tool can provide nursing homes with a guide for assessing resident and individualized planning to improve dementia care and reduce unnecessary use of antipsychotics.

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National Nursing Home Quality Improvement (NNHQI) Campaign Antipsychotic Medication Resources

This webpage provides a gamut of quality improvement resources related to antipsychotic medications.

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Antipsychotic Reduction Tool

This tool will provide you with step-by-step instructions for prioritizing antipsychotic reduction efforts with residents in your facility.

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Getting Started on Your PIP - Antipsychotics

This document covers key steps to help nursing homes get started with their performance improvement project focusing on reducing antipsychotic medications in residents living with dementia.

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Adverse Effects with Antipsychotic Medications

Warnings, precautions, and side effects associated with the use of antipsychotic medication in residents with dementia.

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Responsive Behaviors of Nursing Home Residents

This resource provides examples of responsvie behaviors, possible causal or contributing factors, and non-pharmacological interventions to address residents' unmet needs.

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Antipsychotic Alternatives

Person-centered alternatives to antipsychotic medications for residents with behavioral challenges due to dementia.

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