... patient would sleep more and not require much attention?
truth be told sometimes with certain patients there is no choice but (I am sorry if I am wrong) I don't ever want to accuse anyone of anything wrongfully I have had relatives in the nursing home and I have a fear that this is done sometimes I hope it is not the rule I think if family is around and they know that hey I want the best for my family then the care as a whole is better but if a person is just admitted to a place like this and the patient gives the staff a difficult time then it would not surprise me I hope I am wrong I did some time in the south observing Nursing home care I am not a person who has my degree but common sense goes a long wat especially if you see things for yourself
Anything is possible. Usually, if they take Medicare patient, CMS will watch fairly closely. Several years back CMS took almost all Medicare members off any drugs that can effect the CNS. They made people who were using even Benedryl go off for a trial. They called it 'chemical restraints' and made everyone go off on a trial basis, any Benzos, sleeping meds, even things like haldol, and psych meds. I think they try to keep an eye on these older people being chemically restrained which is a good thing in many cases. Others need some of those meds to prevent harm to themselves and others. Like I said anything is possible. If you see it, report it. It should be looked into if anyone is getting meds they don't need to make them more manageable. If they are always laying in one place they will be at risk for pressure ulcers and pneumonia to name a few. It is not something routinely done in a good home but bad things do happen. You can notify the state board anonymously and they will do an investigation.
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