According to a recent article posted on thespec.com, Ontario nursing homes have been drugging helpless seniors at an alarming rate with powerful antipsychotic drugs. Not only is this morally wrong and illegal, but there have also been warnings that the medications can kill elderly patients suffering from dementia.
An investigation revealed that long term care facilities often struggling with staffing shortages, have been providing risky drugs to calm and "restrain" wandering, agitated, and sometimes aggressive patients. With more than 40 homes across the province, roughly half the residents are on these antipsychotic drugs. To read the entire article click here.