Recommended Website: The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care

The Consumer Voice is actively fighting to end the misuse of antipsychotic drugs as chemical restraints.

Our campaign seeks to address this problem through:

• Legislation
 •Regulation and Guidance
•Education

Residents of long-term care facilities are increasingly being placed on antipsychotic medications despite having no proper diagnosis to warrant their use. Twenty-six percent (26%) of all nursing home residents are given antipsychotic medications. Use is even higher (nearly 40%) among residents with dementia – the very individuals that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns are at serious risk of medical complications and death from taking antipsychotics. In addition, far too often the dangers of these medications are not even discussed with residents and their families and are administered without consent.

Source:
TheConsumerVoice.org

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3 Responses to “Recommended Website: The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care”

  1. Thelma Says:

    It's good to know Consumer Voice is active, working to protect our elderly from the greed crew.

  2. Finny Says:

    Good resource. Thank you NASGA.

  3. StandUp Says:

    I have never heard of Consumer Voice before. Thanks for posting, NASGA!

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