Old And Overmedicated: The Real Drug Problem In Nursing Homes

Source: Ina Jaffe, Robert Benincasa, NPR, Morning Edition, December 8, 2014

Way too many residents are on antipsychotic drugs, critics say. It’s often just for the convenience of the staff, to sedate patients agitated by dementia. That’s illegal.

…Check NPR’s interactive database below to see the history of antipsychotic drug usage at nursing homes in your area and how they compare to national and state averages….