There are many benefits to improving organisational culture in aged care. The most obvious one is to reduce the costs of care and improve on the customer experience that can help set you apart from other aged care providers. But there is more to organisational care than just this.
Improving organisational culture in residential aged care can also reduce the use of psychotropic medications among residents. A study by the University of Sydney indicates that changes in organisational culture can help reduce psychotropic medications but more work needs to be done.
Organisational culture is a significant part of the solution to reducing medications as it considers the context of the work environment which influences how interventions are implemented in any organisation including residential aged care facilities.
Any improvements in residential aged care culture to reduce psychotropic medication requires a multi-pronged, multi-disciplinary approach with an ongoing focus on the resident.
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