Dr. Al Power’s Guidelines for Antipsychotic Drugs in Dementia
NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED DEMENTIA CARE GUIDELINES
- Hand in Hand
Section 6121 of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 requires CMS to ensure that nurse aides receive regular training on caring for residents with dementia and on preventing abuse. CMS, supported by a team of training developers and subject matters experts, created this training to address the need for nurses aides’ annual in-service on these important topics. Use for new staff orientation. To assist you, How to Use the CMS Hand in Hand Training for Dementia Care, outlines the toolkit and guides you in its use.
- Oasis Program This Curriculum helps nursing home staff meet the needs of Residents with Dementia
- University of IOWA IA-DAPT Program Information and Resources to better help manage Dementia Care
- Veterans Administration “Staff Training in Assisted Living Residence” (STAR) Program: A Multi‐Component Interdisciplinary Psychosocial Approach to Managing Challenging Dementia ‐Related Behaviors for VA Staff
- Johns Hopkins DICE Program
- Alzheimers Association Programs
- Advancing Excellence-Medications Medications, when used appropriately, can help promote the resident’s highest practicable mental, physical, and psychosocial well-being. Medications used inappropriately can compromise a residen’ts well-being and even cause death. Ensuring that residents receive medications that are needed and appropriate for their medical condition is a critical component of safe and effective care.
- B&F Consulting Inc.
Individualized Care: Reducing Anti-Psychotic Medications by Reducing Distressed Behaviors
- Non-pharmacologic Approaches for Treating Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia.
Promoting Positive Behavioral Health: A 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.
- AMDA Free Training Dementia in the Long Term Care Setting, Clinical Practice Guideline.
- NYS DOH Electronic Dementia Guide for Excellence (EDGE) Project
- AHCA Dementia Care Toolkit ( for AHCA Members)
- CMS Survey +Certification 16-04NH Focused Dementia Care Survey Tools
- CMS Survey + Certification 13-35 Dementia Care:F329 – Unnecessary Drugs
- National Partnerships Making a Difference
CMS launched a National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in 2012. The Partnership’s goal is to reduce antipsychotic drug usage by 15 percent by the end of 2013. The goal of the Partnership has been to improve quality of care and quality of life for nursing home residents throughout the nation. The partnership includes long-term care providers, medical and quality improvement professionals, government agencies, and consumers. The strategies to reduce inappropriate use of antipsychotic medications include: enhanced training for nursing home providers and state surveyors; increased transparency by making antipsychotic use data available online at Nursing Home Compare; and highlighting alternate strategies to improve dementia care. Recent data show that the Partnership’s work is making a difference as antipsychotic drug use is down in nursing homes nationwide. For more information on the Partnership, Resources and Tools to reduce use of antipsychotic drugs in nursing homes Go to the Advancing Excellence in Nursing Homes page CMS Launches Partnership to Improve Dementia Care.
- Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes -Advancing Excellence_CMS
- Working Collaboratively to Eliminate Inappropriate Use of Antipsychotic Medication
The Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality shared a video that was developed by their NH Learning & Action Network (LAN) team.
The video features a nursing home residents’ and staff’s cooperative efforts to eliminate potentially inappropriate use of antipsychotic medication. The video speaks to the positive results of engaging residents in their individualized plan of care and reducing and eliminating inappropriate use of antipsychotic medication.