Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Dope 'Em Up: A Too-Common Nursing Home Technique

Nursing homes can be a haven for seniors who need ongoing medical care. But nursing homes can also be a horror. Neglect, mistreatment, poor food, uncleanliness, abuse of drugs, lack of appropriate staff, price-gouging, euthanasia -- tragically, these cruelties can also be found in the American nursing home industry.

Here is a CBS News report about nursing homes improperly using anti-psychotic drugs as sedatives.

Better community involvement and much stricter government oversight of this industry are both way overdue.