Anti-Psychotic Consumer Fact Sheet Available Online

As part of its Quality Initiative, the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) recently released a new, antipsychotic consumer fact sheet that provides information to family members and others involved in a resident's care 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 residents. Centers and communities are encouraged to use this fact sheet whenever they deem it to be suitable in interactions with residents and families including:

  • when residents are admitted;
  • when making the case for reducing dosages or discontinuing these drugs;
  • when families have questions, etc.

Download in English or Spanish (the first of its kind!) or find them on the antipsychotics page of AHCA’s Quality Initiative website. The consumer fact sheet is a two-page PDF, but can be printed front-to-back as an easy, one-page handout for family members. Just adjust your settings before printing.