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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Each and every one of the Emerald Crest Shakopee staff have all performed above and beyond to welcome, listen and learn, focus on my husband’s abilities versus disabilities… with an unending abundance of patience, love, compassion and outstanding care, which made Emerald Crest Shakopee a place to truly call home for our loved one, family and friends.

— Sally, wife of resident

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