Wednesday September 5, 2012
In 2012, CMS launched the Partnership to Improve
Dementia Care in Nursing Homes to promote comprehensive dementia
care and therapeutic interventions for nursing home residents with
dementia-related behaviors. The goals of this initiative include a
focus on person-centered care and the reduction of unnecessary
antipsychotic medication use in nursing homes and eventually other
care settings as well.
CMS is using several approaches to successfully implement
this initiative. CMS is developing and conducting trainings for
nursing home providers, surveyors, and consumers. We are conducting
research, raising public awareness, using regulatory oversight, and
public reporting to increase transparency.