From the BC Care Providers Association comes the Best Practice Guide for Safely Reducing Anti-Psychotic Drug Use in Residential Care. The best practice guideline was written in response to a British Columbia Ministry of Health report released in December 2011 which cautioned against the increase, in the use of anti-psychotic medication for persons with dementia in long-term care facilities.
The guide is divided into three parts. The first part discusses dementia and the use of ant-psychotic drugs as well as its impact on workplace safety. The second part of the guideline looks at the efforts and strategies of 7 long-term care facilities in BC that decreased the use of anti-psychotic drugs. These examples demonstrate the steps that can be taken at similar facilities. The final part of the guide looks at resources on the topic.