Nursing homes find themselves in many legal battles due to poor patient care. This is not to say all homes are bad but the ones that are make headlines. Legal cases erupt due to these abuses.
The article, US: Nursing Homes Misuse Drugs to Control Residents, source; Human Rights Watch, states,
“Nursing homes across the United States routinely give antipsychotic drugs to residents with dementia to control their behavior, despite rules against the misuse of drugs as “chemical restraints,” Human Rights Watch said in a report and video released today. This abusive practice remains widespread, even though the use of antipsychotic drugs on older people with dementia is associated with a nearly doubled risk of death.”
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