My mom was in nursing home in another state and I moved her in a nursing home near me. She then had to be admitted to a hospital because she started screaming and yelling all the time. At the hospital they found she also had UTI. All of them have been give her psychotic drugs to try and control her yelling. She has been transferred to a psych inpatient facility to try and get the screaming under control. More new psychotic medication. Even one that was just on the news back in May regarding the manufacturer advising providers to use it for dementia patients, even though it was not labeled for that and kills more elderlys with dementia.
What is wrong with these facilities? What happened to treating Dementia? Why are they all jumping to psychotic medication?