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A new skilled nursing unit in McKeesport, Pa., is targeting the needs of patients with a primary medical condition and co-occurring substance misuse disorders.
Antipsychotic medications, such as haloperidol (brand name, Haldol), are widely used in intensive care units, emergency rooms, hospital wards and nursing homes.
A spokesperson for Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, one of the Democrats who pushed for this provision to be included in the ...
At assisted living facilities where staff and funding can be thin, on the ground care is often managed by sedating residents with unnecessary antipsychotics.
An international panel of 11 clinical and research experts from around the world reviewed the most current pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment recommendations for these symptoms in people with Alzheimer’s disease.
Requirements aimed at curbing Tennessee's opioid epidemic are among more than 150 new laws that kicked in Sunday.
America’s Health Rankings Senior Report provides a comprehensive analysis of senior population health on a national and state-by-state basis across 34 measures of senior health.
Dementia is increasingly prevalent among nursing facility residents, and facility leaders have been under a lot of pressure to specialize care to meet the growing need.
Study finds people who took a type of drug called anticholinergics were more likely to develop dementia.
Inappropriate anti-psychotic drug use in U.S. nursing homes is “widespread” and requires immediate action, a report submitted to the United Nations alleges.
Researchers believe having doctors work in tandem with pharmacists to ensure medication and dosage are accurate for each patient will reduce the risk of illness and death.
Rockville's DrFirst developed the new app, called iPrescribe. The app aims to help health care providers better comply with Maryland's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.