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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 Following this link will depart you from the CDPH websiteto 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 RostersFollowing this link will depart you from the CDPH website

The LeadingAge Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes AnnouncementFollowing this link will depart you from the CDPH website

The Consumer Voice March 28, 2012 News ReleaseFollowing this link will depart you from the CDPH website

American Medical Directors Association June 18, 2012 LetterFollowing this link will depart you from the CDPH website

 

Presentations

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

 

Meetings

Friday, August 17, 2012 - San Francisco, CA.
Teleconference number: 888-469-3093
Participant passcode: 3007749
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Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - Sacramento, CA.
Teleconference number: 888-769-8714
Participant passcode: 7365136
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Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - Sacramento, CA.

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Resources

CALTCM - http://www.caltcm.org/ Following this link will depart you from the CDPH website

CANHR - http://www.canhr.org/ Following this link will depart you from the CDPH website

CAHF - http://www.cahf.org/ Following this link will depart you from the CDPH website

HSAG - http://www.hsag.com/home.aspx Following this link will depart you from the CDPH website

Alzheimer’s Association - http://www.alz.org/Following this link will depart you from the CDPH website

Advancing Excellence - http://www.nhqualitycampaign.org/ Following this link will depart you from the CDPH website


 
 
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