Data Shows Lower Medication Use at Emerald Crest

January 14, 2015

Recently, we gathered data on the use of psychotropic and other anti-anxiety/anti-depressant medications in programs like ours. The data shows the use of these medications is lower at Emerald Crest. We believe this is indicative of Emerald Crest's philosophy, designed purposefully to create success and stability for residents. Combining a serene, easy-to-navigate environment, specialized daily programming and highly trained professionals and staff helps reduce anxiety, depression, and unsettled behaviors. While using medications does help some residents and decisions about medications are made in partnership with families, Emerald Crest makes every attempt to use non-pharmacological interventions.

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My husband has been at Emerald Crest for about two years. It is a bright, clean and attractive place to live. The caregivers have been considerate, attentive, and caring. My husband has always said it was a nice and pretty place. I always enjoy going up and visiting when they are having activities.

— Anita, wife of resident

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