Appropriate Use of Psychotropic Medications in...

Appropriate Use of Psychotropic Medications in Nursing Homes

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Pensioner taking his daily dose of pills

Modern medicine has made great advances in its ability to provide relief and treatment for individuals suffering the effects of psychiatric conditions such as depression and anxiety, and many older Americans certainly suffer from these conditions and can obtain benefits from psychotropic medications engineered to treat those conditions. Unfortunately, however, many nursing homes misuse and […]

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Elder Abuse and Informed Consent

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Open bottle of pills spilling onto the counter

Every nursing home resident has the right to be informed about the care and services being provided and to accept or refuse recommended treatment.  When the treatment involves the use of psychotropic medications, there are special protections in place in nursing homes to make sure they are used properly.  This includes the requirement that the […]

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Newbury Park Nursing Home Pays in Landmark Class Action Settlement

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A lot of colorful medication and pills from above on grey wooden background. Copy space. Top view, frame. Painkillers, tablets, generic pills, drugs.

The Ventura County Star ran a nice article about our settlement in a landmark class action case against a nursing home in Ventura County for administering powerful drugs to residents without required consent.  In addition to paying $345,000, the nursing home will undergo spot inspections to monitor and ensure the nursing home explains the benefits […]

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