by Anthony Chicotel, CANHR Staff Attorney
California’s rate of psychoactive drug use for nursing home residents rose in 2009 and is now nearly 58%. It appears that we could all learn a few things from Hawaii, the state with the lowest rate of drugging residents at 40%. You can see the states’ drugging rates – along with all sorts of other interesting data – in the recently released report from the University of California San Francisco. Go to page 41 to see the state specific drugging rates.