Five Star Nursing Home Ratings To Include Antipsychotic Drug Use

The five star rating matrix measuring the quality of care in nursing homes is planning to change what factors create ratings for facilities.  Factors involve the integration of antipsychotic drug use and length of use as part of an effort to reduce the amount of issues involved Long-term care agencies are for the change, while nursing homes show concern over the changing factors.

Long-term care advocates want to see the change to continue efforts to reduce the use of antipsychotic drugs in nursing homes. “We have definitely supported inclusion of antipsychotics of Five Star. We believe the public reporting and calculation of that into Five Star is a necessary next step,” said a long-term care advocate and spokesperson.   For more, read the story.


Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.


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