Media Advisory - CFHI and New Brunswick Nursing Homes Join Forces to Improve Dementia Care

TORONTO, May 17, 2016 /CNW/ - The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI) and the New Brunswick Association of Nursing Homes (NBANH) will announce the first 15 nursing homes that have been selected to participate in the New Brunswick Appropriate Use of Antipsychotics Collaborative, a two-year province-wide program that will improve dementia care through the appropriate use of antipsychotic medications. This announcement builds on CFHI's May 16, 2016 announcement of dramatic reductions in antipsychotic medication use achieved by long term care homes across Canada working with CFHI.

What: A news conference to announce the participating nursing homes, as well as a photo opportunity with government officials and the family of a nursing home resident who has been successfully taken off antipsychotic medication.

Where: York Care Centre; 100 Sunset Drive; Fredericton, NB; E3A 1A3

When: May 17, 2016 at 10 a.m. (ADT)

Participants:

  • Stephen Horsman, New Brunswick Deputy Premier
  • Maureen O'Neil, CFHI President
  • Michael Keating, Executive Director, NBANH
  • Family of a nursing home resident who had been inappropriately taking antipsychotic medication.

About CFHI

The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement identifies proven innovations and accelerates their spread across Canada, improving patient care, the health of Canadians and value-for-money. These innovations could save healthcare budgets over $1 billion per year. CFHI is a not-for-profit organization funded by Health Canada. Visit cfhi-fcass.ca for more information.

About NBANH
Leading excellence in long term care, the mission of the New Brunswick Association of Nursing Homes is to lead member homes through a united voice by advocating excellence in long term care and service delivery in New Brunswick.

 

SOURCE Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement

For further information: Joel Baglole, Senior Communications Specialist, Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement, Phone: 613-797-6481, E-mail: joel.baglole@cfhi-fcass.ca

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