How Nursing Homes in the United States Overmedicate People with Dementia

Risperidone 0.5MG
August 20th, 2012 @ 9:23 am

About a week after she died, I contacted the corporate office of the pharmaceutical company which supplied drugs to Woodland Terrace, the assisted living facility where mom had been placed. I received an email from them three days later, which included a copy of mom’s (partial) pharmacy bill for August. It detailed that she was […]

Prescription Confusion
July 8th, 2012 @ 1:10 pm

I called Woodland Terrace in an attempt to speak with my mom. After a bit of explaining, I was eventually connected to Nurse Paula, who was assigned to my mom for the day. Nurse Paula said that my mom was in her bed and had been “quite a handful” all day. I asked her if […]

Status Update
June 18th, 2012 @ 4:13 pm

I received an email from a family friend in Florida who visited mom last week. She said: David, My daughter and I visited Kathie last week in that room. She seemed serene, so they must have her on meds that take the edge off. […] I will share the address with the folks at church. […]