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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For over two and a half years my husband was a resident. A former nurse, a good friend of mine, went with me to look over memory care facilities and, after a few moments at Emerald Crest we both agreed this was the place for Chuck. I was happy to visit there and observe their daily activities and how they engaged the residents and how caring all the staff was. I have even visited after my husband's death, because I wanted to see staff people again. We couldn't have made a better choice.

— Alice, wife of resident

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