Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Focus on Improving Dementia Care and Reducing Antipsychotic Use
CMS has requested that all SSA surveyors inquire into a facilities plans and actions to improve dementia care and reduce antipsychotic medication use. ISDH has indicated that its surveyors will make such an inquiry on every survey, and record the responses. The responses are not used in the survey process, but CMS is wanting discussions surrounding dementia care and antipsychotic medication use to be prevalent as the issues are targeted for improvement.