Nursing Home Residents

Psychotropic Medication Use and the Impact on Function and Behavior Among Assisted Living and Nursing Home Residents with Moderate to Severe Cognitive Impairment

Psychotropic medications (antipsychotics, antidepressants, anxiolytics, anticonvulsants, sedative hypnotics) are commonly prescribed for long term care residents with dementia, and have been associated with negative outcome, such as falls, gait impairment, sedation and cognitive decline. The purpose of this study was to describe differences in assisted living versus nursing home residents with moderate to severe cognitive impairment with regard to the use of psychotropic medications.

Adverse events associated with the Res-Care Intervention.

The purpose of this secondary data analysis was to evaluate the adverse events associated with a restorative care intervention (Res-Care) in nursing home (NH) residents. A randomized controlled repeated-measure design and generalized estimating equations were used to evaluate status at baseline and 4 and 12 months after initiation of the Res-Care Intervention. The Res-Care Intervention was a 2-tiered self-efficacy-based intervention focused on motivating nursing assistants to actively engage residents in functional and physical activities.

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