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    Mass. fails to rein in sedating of seniors

    Nursing homes that overuse antipsychotics unpunished

    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