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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I will never forget the time we returned our mother to Emerald Crest after a day of shopping. My mother wanted to stay out longer but just couldn't. We all felt sad taking her back. When we entered,  immediately two nurse's assistants enveloped my mom in a huge hug. Her face immediately had a smile and off she was to stay and talk to these beautiful assistants. My mother truly feels the wonderful love of these dedicated workers.

— Theresa, daughter of resident

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