New study on Oasis
A new study on Oasis was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
Abstract and full text:
Can nursing homes reduce antipsychotic use by training staff that behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia are the communication of unmet resident needs?
This quasi-experimental longitudinal study of the OASIS communication training program examined antipsychotic use before and after intervention training in 93 nursing homes. OASIS nursing homes had greater antipsychotic use reductions compared with 831 nonintervention nursing homes, but this influence waned over time.
Training nursing home staff to understand challenging resident behavior as the communication of unmet needs can reduce antipsychotic use, but training needs to be reinforced for a sustained influence.
Oasis 2.0 Curriculum
Oasis 2.0 helps facilities create places where staff want to work and people want to live.
Residents will truly have “good quality of life” in any facility that embraces this program.
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Friday, May 12, 2017
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Memory Matters: What's Been, What's Now, What's Ahead
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SABRA 2017 Partner Conference
Long Beach, CA
January 25-27, 2017
The Ethics of Compassion and Control
Alzheimer's Association Capital of Texas Chapter
January 10, 2017
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