Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Warn of the Use of Antipsychotic Drugs as “Chemical Restraints”

The elderly and disabled are often on a lot of medications to improve their heath and quality of life. These medications save and extend the lives of thousands of seniors in this country. However, senior advocacy groups and nursing home abuse lawyers are fighting to decrease the use of unnecessary antipsychotic medications. These drugs do help numerous people, including the elderly, but we are seeing an alarming number of antipsychotic medications being used in nursing homes on residents to make them easier to deal with. These "chemical restraints" are being misused by nursing homes and we are encouraging you to keep an eye on your loved ones … [Read more...]