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Medicating Nursing Home Patients to Increase Their Complaince.docx

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STAT News—Reporting from the frontiers of health and medicine H E A LT H New report details misuse of antipsychotics in nursing homes By A S S O C I AT E D P R E S S F E B R U A R Y 5 , 2 0 1 8 Laurel Cline visits her mother, Lenora, who has Alzheimer's, in a nursing home in Whittier, Calif. Laurel says her mother, during stays at three different nursing homes in recent years, was sometimes left neglected for hours at a time in her wheelchair after being given antipsychotics. E D K A S H I / H U M A N R I G H T S W A T C H V I A A P NEW YORK — U.S. nursing homes have significantly reduced the use of powerful antipsychotic drugs among their elderly residents, responding to pressure from many directions. Yet advocacy groups insist that overmedication remains a major problem, and want the pressure to intensify. According to the latest data from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, known as CMS, the percentage of long-term
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  • Spring '18
  • Jennifer Schnellmann
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, AARP, antipsychotic drugs, nursing homes, Kelly Bagby

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