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Massachusetts nursing homes cited for unnecessary medication use, 2009-11

Massachusetts nursing homes commonly use antipsychotic drugs to control difficult behavior in elderly residents who should not be receiving the powerful sedatives, but state regulators seldom penalize facilities for this practice.

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Represents one instance of unnecessary use of antipsychotic drug
Represents one instance of unnecessary use of drug, other than antipsychotics
Name of facilityInspection dateNumber of unnecessary drugs
Resident diagnosed with dementia
Drugs
Sippican Long Term Healthcare Center
Marion
2/10/09
Seroquel
Milton Health Care
Milton
3/5/09
Seroquel
Cape Regency Radius Healthcare Center
Centerville
4/2/09
risperidone
Epoch Senior Healthcare o fMElrose
Melrose
4/3/09
seroquel, ativan
Lawrence Manor Nursing Home
Lynn
5/11/09
Zyprexa, Seroquel
Glenwood Care and Rehab Center
Lowell
9/8/09
risperidone, Trileptal, Marinol
Glenwood Care and Rehab Center
Lowell
9/8/09
risperidone, Didanosine, Trazodone, Citalopram
Continuing Care Center at Hopedale
Hopedale
9/14/09
risperidone
Falmouth Care and Rehab Center
Falmouth
9/24/09
Seroquel
Royal of Fairhaven Nursing Center
fairhaven
10/28/09
Abilify
Quincy Rehab and Nursing Center
Quincy
10/16/09
Abilify
Blue Hill Alzeheimer's Care Center
Stoughton
12/10/09
Seroquel
Blue Hill Alzeheimer's Care Center
Stoughton
12/10/09
risperidone
Mashpee Care and rehab Center
Mashpee
12/10/09
Seroquel
Wingate at Silver Lake Rehab and Skilled Nursing
Kingston
3/25/10
risperidone
Wingate at Silver Lake Rehab and Skilled Nursing
Kingston
3/25/10
Seroquel
Goddard Rehab and Nursing Center
Stoughton
4/5/10
risperidone, Clonazepam, Trazodone, Cymbalta
Clifton Rehab Nursing Center
Somerset
5/20/10
Seroquel
Christopher House of Worcerster
Worcester
7/28/10
risperidone
Bourne Manor Extended Care Facility
Bourne
7/29/10
Seroquel
Bourne Manor Extended Care Facility
Bourne
7/29/10
risperidone
Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home
Chelsea
8/2/10
Seroquel
Forestview Nursing Home of Wareham
Wareham
9/15/10
risperidone
Hammond House Care and Rehab Center
Worcester
9/15/10
Thorazine, Trilafon
John Adams Healthcare Center
Quincy
12/30/10
Zyprexa
Southeast Rehab and Skilled Nursing Cetner
North Easton
1/26/11
risperidone
Southeast Rehab and Skilled Nursing Cetner
North Easton
1/26/11
Seroquel
M I Nursing/Restorative Center
Lawrence
5/2/11
Seroquel
Catholic Memorial Home
Fall River
6/3/11
Seroquel
Pilgrim Rehab and Skilled Nursing Center
Peabody
8/4/11
Zyprexa
Southpointe Rehab and Skilled Nursing
Fall River
12/5/11
Seroquel
Brandon Woods of Dartmouth
South Dartmouth
12/22/11
Seroquel
Brandon Woods of Dartmouth
South Dartmouth
12/22/11
Seroquel
Brandon Woods of Dartmouth
South Dartmouth
12/22/11
Seroquel

SOURCE: US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Kay Lazar, Alvin Chang, Patrick Garvin/Globe Staff

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