Podcast HC-One Scotland on reducing inappropriate use of psychoactive medicines in dementia careKaty Jenks, HC-One’s Head of Specialist Services within the Dementia Care team, has been a regular guest on the Care Inspectorate's new podcast titled: "Finding the Why: Reducing Inappropriate Use of Psychoactive Medicines in Care Homes."

Co-hosted by David Marshall, Care Inspectorate’s Senior Improvement Advisor (Pharmacy), this innovative discussion explores a collaborative project between HC-One care homes in Scotland and the Care Inspectorate.

This successful initiative aimed at improving dementia care and reducing unnecessary reliance on psychoactive medications for residents, and this podcast will share our learnings based on some powerful real-life case studies from within HC-One care homes.

Each week, new episodes delve into different aspects of the project. The first three focus on the origins of the project, its philosophy and framework and the importance of taking a person-led approach.

If you are interested in developing your own dementia care practises, then tune into this insightful series to better understand the efforts and strategies employed to minimise the use of psychoactive medications. You’ll also hear real-life case studies from HC-One’s care homes where this has achieved in improving quality of life for people living with dementia, through a thoughtful and evidence-based, person-led approach to care.

To access the Care Inspectorate’s full collection of podcasts, visit their Podbean page.
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