Sane Elderly Given Antipsychotics at Nursing Homes

BOSTON  —  Federal officials say nearly 2,500 Massachusetts nursing home residents were given sinewy antipsychotic drugs last year that were not intended or recommended since their medical case.

The Boston Globe reports that data collected by the Centers on this account that Medicare and Medicaid Services external appearance that 28 percent of Massachusetts nursing home residents were given antipsychotics in 2009. Of that arrange, more than one out of each five did not receive a of the healing art condition that called for of that kind treatment.

Federal officials say the drugs are often given to patients with idiocy, which puts them at risk for serious side goods, even death.

An officer with the organization that represents the rank’session nursing homes acknowledges that the number is also high and says upper hand training is needed.

March 06 2010 03:23 am | Health News

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