Nursing homes sedate residents because they do not have enough staff:

Nursing homes all over the country are sedating older people by giving them anti-psychotic medication. Federal law prevents nursing homes from improperly sedating patients, but unscrupulous homes use these drugs to do so anyway. You trust your loved ones to a nursing home to take care of them, and instead of giving them the attention and care they need, the home just drugs them up. This is just another example of how nursing homes are understaffed. Fewer people to watch the patients-so just give them a drug. ad things happen when nursing homes are understaffed. If you or your loved one have been injured in a nursing home, please seek legal help.

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