My Mother was receiving care from the Nursing home Doctor. I had to rush her to Emergency when I arrived one day. The Nursing home Doctor claims that the Hospital put my Mother on a anti psychotic, there was a huge decline in Mom when she got out of the hospital, she went from walking and talking to not being able to walk or barley put two words together. I had no idea what was going on and never dealing with Alzheimer's I though she was declining.
My Sister sent me Mom's medicine bill about a month later. I found that they had her on a cocktail of antipsychotic meds, and antidepressants. From what I understand when the patient is released the attending Doctor is to review all medications and discuss any medication change with the family. We were never told about any of this. They added 21 new medications in one month and my Mom became a vegetable. When we caught this I called and met with the Doctor. She told me I had no idea and was in denial of my Mothers condition. I was not in denial but I know what she was like before the meds and what she became. Of course we moved her and although I had told them to stop or wean her off I know they continued. I have no proof but when she was moved she spend days throwing up from what I assume withdrawals. Mom never recovered from this and she passed away about a month and a half later. Is this legal? I have reported her to the Medical Board and she is under investigation. The shocker is when I looked her up on line she is currently under inditement with a Hospice agency for over medicating the elderly. You can read the inditement on line. It claims they would give the medicine to the nurses and say give them an early by by. Do I have any recourse? My Mother may have had Alzheimer's but her death was drug induced.