70th AHCA/NCAL Convention and Expo
The best approach to ensure quality care and avoid inappropriate psychoactive medications is person centered care planning. To meet federal quality and safety standards, skilled nursing facilities are required to assess each resident and develop an appropriate plan of care. CMS further mandates that medications may be considered for elderly residents with dementia only if non-pharmacological interventions are ineffective.
The misuse of psychotropic drugs is one of the most common and longstanding, but preventable, practices causing harm to nursing home residents today. This session will focus on the negative regulatory impact poor behavior management can have on care and quality outcomes, help identify causes and early indicators of behaviors and present effective approaches to minimize & effectively manage behaviors. These strategies will enhance quality of life, improve resident/family/staff satisfaction, positively impact your CMS Five Star, and much more.