AHCA: Antipsychotic Consumer Fact Sheet Now Available!

Nancy Leveille in Clinical & Quality

AHCA/NCAL and NYSHFA members are making tremendous progress in safely reducing the off-label use of antipsychotic medications. But we can't reach our Quality Initiative goal in a vacuum.  We must build an environment where consumers are collaborators in the care giving and decision-making process.  And that starts with increasing their knowledge of dementia and the use of antipsychotics.

Therefore, AHCA/NCAL is proud to release their new antipsychotic consumer fact sheet.  The fact sheet provides family members and others involved in a resident's care background on the off-label use of antipsychotics, as well as frequently asked questions regarding loved ones living with dementia. It also gives family members suggestions on how they can partner with providers to get the best possible care for their loved one.  See attached for full information.

NYSHFA CONTACT: Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Sr. Director, Member Operational Support
518-462-4800 x20