- A nursing home is not allowed to medicate residents so they are easier for the staff to deal with. This practice is known as a chemical restraint.
- Overmedication of older people has been described as, "a public health crisis" by Jane Brody of the New York Times.
- Falls, bedsores, adverse drug interactions and death are but a few of the potentially cataclysmic results of overmedicating nursing home residents.
- The first signs and symptoms of overmedication can be subtle and include a lack of energy and confusion.
Consult Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer at Churchill Huston Law, LLC.