KABC annually releases information on performance trends in Kansas nursing facilities. KABC tracks and reports information on health and safety compliance in long-term care as a public service.
On September 14, 2018 at the KABC Annual Caregiver Training, Pharmacist Tammy Willits provided a comprehensive presentation on psychotropic medications: medications that change how the brain processes information, such as altering mood, thoughts, perceptions, emotions, and behaviors.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that the National Partnership met its goal of reducing the national prevalence of antipsychotic medication use in long-stay nursing home residents by 30 percent by the end of 2016.
The toll of elder abuse in the United States is staggering, impacting an estimated 5 million people each year, with a cost estimated at $2.6 billion. Elder abuse is a global problem.
Recently, KABC interns Claire Shanovich & Leah Nagely had the chance to interview Paul Fellers and Laura Kirk, co-stars from the movie “The Tree” as well as the writers and directors of the film, Stephen and Mary Pruitt.