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Taking seniors off antipsychotics shows dramatic improvement in care

The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI) released dramatic results from a bold pan-Canadian initiative reducing the inappropriate use of antipsychotic medication among seniors in long term care (LTC) – fewer falls, less aggressive behaviours and resistance to care, and an improved quality of life for residents and their families.

From 2014-2015, CFHI worked with 56 LTC homes that agreed to take senior residents off any antipsychotics that weren’t appropriately prescribed. Click here for more information.

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