Chicago Tribune Investigative Report Finds Nursing Home Abuse in Illinois By Way of Psychotropic Drugs
When the term “Nursing Home Abuse” or “Nursing Home Negligence” is spoken, many people think of physical abuse which result in bumps and bruises or someone not receiving the care they need for their medical condition.
Psychotropic drug: Any drug capable of affecting the mind, emotions, and behavior. Some legal drugs such as lithium for depression are psychotropic.
Bullet Points and findings from the report:
• A resident was held down and given a anti psychotic then later suffered a fatal head injury due to a fall.
• The report found 2,900 residents were affected.
• Two-thirds of Illinois facilities were cited for violations that involved psychotropic drugs.