The Chemical Beat Goes On

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.

http://www.pascenter.org/documents/OSCAR_complete_2010.pdf

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Anthony Chicotel is a staff attorney for CANHR. His areas of expertise include the rights of long-term care residents, nursing home litigation, health care decision-making, and conservatorships.
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