70th AHCA/NCAL Convention and Expo
The best way to ensure quality care and avoid inappropriate psychoactive medications is through person-centered care planning. To meet federal quality and safety standards, SNFs 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 nonpharmacological interventions are ineffective.
The misuse of psychotropic drugs is one of the most common and longstanding, but preventable, practices causing harm to nursing center 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 and effectively manage behaviors. These strategies will enhance quality of life, improve resident/family/staff satisfaction, have a positive impact on your CMS Five Star rating, and much more.