The American Geriatrics Society and American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry Recommendations for Policies in Support of Quality Mental Health Care in U.S. Nursing Homes
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Policy recommendations from a 2003 expert panel are included on the following issues: access to screening, assessment, and treatment referral; adequately financing needed services; ensuring a skilled and responsive workforce; providing incentives for quality mental health care; and changing the culture of nursing home life through greater involvement of residents in decision making.