Drug reduction success at Four Seasons home

Posted on October 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Ashcroft care home in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, owned by Four Seasons Health Care, has reported reducing its use of psychotropic drugs to treat residents with dementia from 92% to 28% of residents since the start of 2008.

After a drug audit on residents at the beginning of 2008, the team at Ashcroft worked tirelessly with GPs, psychiatrists and families of the residents to reduce medication, looking at alternative therapies and possible triggers of dementia.

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