Ombudsman Patty Ducayet

Texas Decreases Use of Antipsychotic Drugs in Nursing Facilities

Statewide Effort Improves Long-Term Care Residents’ Well-Being Texas has decreased its use of antipsychotic drugs in nursing facilities by 58 percent – more than any other state, according to a report from the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes. “Reducing the use of these medications directly improves the quality of residents’ life in nursing facilities, and we are proud of this result,” said Stephanie Stephens, state Medicaid director at Texas HHSC.  “We have worked […]