April 2018

In this Issue

Off-Label Antipsychotic Use: Not Just a Nursing Home Problem In a recent report, the AARP Public Policy Institute analyzed data regarding the use of antipsychotic drugs among older adults with dementia who live in the community, and found the rate had increased by over 6% from 2012 to 2015. Read more.

Chronic Understaffing at Novato Healthcare Yields Two Weak Deficiencies

A complaint investigation found widespread concern from residents and staff about chronic understaffing at Novato Healthcare Center. At least nine residents told similar stories of waiting hours to have call lights answered, weeks between showers, and no assistance with eating or grooming.