California Partnership to Improve Dementia Care and Antipsychotic Medication Reduction in Nursing Homes Collaborative
On May 30, 2012, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched a national initiative to reduce the unnecessary use of antipsychotic drugs and improve the overall care of nursing home residents with dementia.
On May 31, 2012, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), in collaboration with the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), issued an Executive Report on the CDPH/DHCS Antipsychotic Collaborative addressing the use of these drugs and the associated care of residents in California's nursing homes. The report details quality of care findings impacting the provision of nursing, medical and pharmaceutical care, in addition to recommending opportunities for improvement.
Initiative partners include members of federal sectors, state entities, nursing homes, advocacy groups, along with health care professionals and caregivers; and, the collaborative project is underway to formulate and implement a strategic plan that aims to improve dementia care and reduce the use of antipsychotic drugs in nursing home residents by 15% by December 31, 2012.
Latest Initiative Updates
"WORKING TOGETHER": California Partnership to Improve Dementia Care and Reduce Unnecessary Antipsychotic Medication Drug Use in Nursing Homes - Summary Report, December 2012
IDCAMR Work Group Rosters
The LeadingAge Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes Announcement
The Consumer Voice March 28, 2012 News Release
American Medical Directors Association June 18, 2012 Letter
Alzheimer's Association: Why Dementia Training is Important Presentation - October 02, 2012
Consultant Pharmacist Presentation October 02, 2012
CDPH Presentation August 17, 2012
CAHF Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes presentation August 17, 2012
CANHR Antipsychotics Summit presentation August 17, 2012
CALTCM Perspective on Antipsychotic Medication Use in the SNF presentation August 12, 2012
Final Partnership to Improve Dementia Care presentation July 16, 2012
Friday, August 17, 2012 - San Francisco, CA.
Teleconference number: 888-469-3093
Participant passcode: 3007749
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - Sacramento, CA.
Teleconference number: 888-769-8714
Participant passcode: 7365136
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - Sacramento, CA.
CALTCM - http://www.caltcm.org/
CANHR - http://www.canhr.org/
CAHF - http://www.cahf.org/
HSAG - http://www.hsag.com/home.aspx
Alzheimer’s Association - http://www.alz.org/
Advancing Excellence - http://www.nhqualitycampaign.org/