ANTI-PSYCH0TIC DRUGS OVER-USED IN NURSING HOMES

This report comes to us from Connecticut but could be from any of our 50 states. Newsday reports that nursing homes in Connecticut have dispensed anti-psychotic drugs to residents who do not have psychotic disorders at one of the highest rates in the country in the past two years.

Why you may ask would nursing homes dispense unnecessary anti-psychotic medications? The first half of the answer is that the drugs turn the residents into zombie’s, which require little in the way of attention and care. The second half of the answer is that over-medicating residents with anti-psychotics is cheaper than hiring enough nurses to properly care for and attend to the need of residents. You see….its all about the money!

Read more about how over-medicating residents with anti-psychotics is just another form of elder abuse.

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Dan Frith

Dan Frith has over 25 years of experience representing individuals and families in cases of medical malpractice throughout Virginia. He has been named "Best Medical Malpractice Attorney" by Roanoker Magazine and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. To speak with Dan, contact him by email at dfrith@frithlawfirm.com.