Elderly patients in a nursing home may need an advocate. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, anti-psychotic drugs are over-prescribed in California by more than 15 percent.
A daughter, who claims her mother was given anti-psychotic drugs at a Sacramento nursing home, would undoubtedly agree with that. She claims her 82-year-old mother checked into Roseville Point Health and Wellness Center after a fall, and died just 12 days later after she was administered Haldol. The daughter says that the nursing home was instructed not to give her mother any anti-psychotic drugs under any circumstances.