NPR Hits on Antipsychotics in Nursing Homes

In a three-part series, NPR recently took on the persistent problem of antipsychotics in nursing homes. Part 1 reviewed some very bad cases of antipsychotic misuse in California nursing homes. Part 2 criticized the federal government’s effort to enforce nursing home rules regarding antipsychotic misuse and Part 3 focused on the good dementia care practices at Ecumen nursing homes in Minnesota that have led to dramatic decreases in antipsychotic usage.

November 2014

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Unmasked: How California’s Largest Nursing Home Chains Perform

The Sacramento Bee published a groundbreaking series of articles in November on who owns California nursing homes and why it matters to people who need nursing home care.