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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that the National Partnership met its goal of reducing the national prevalence of antipsychotic medication use in long-stay nursing home residents by 30 percent by the end of 2016.
The toll of elder abuse in the United States is staggering, impacting an estimated 5 million people each year, with a cost estimated at $2.6 billion. Elder abuse is a global problem.
Recently, KABC interns Claire Shanovich & Leah Nagely had the chance to interview Paul Fellers and Laura Kirk, co-stars from the movie “The Tree” as well as the writers and directors of the film, Stephen and Mary Pruitt.
Kansas ranks 51st worst in the U.S. for the inappropriate, overuse of anti-psychotic drugs on older adults with dementia in nursing facilities. Two Kansas families share their experiences in hopes of safeguarding others…