... It's easy to say that residents are "drugged up" to make them easier to handle for the caregivers, but you also have to take into consideration what an anxious resident does to the rest of the residents in the unit. One hysterical resident can set off anxiety attacks for all of the others, which doesn't seem very fair. Did she have a psych eval before she was prescribed the... (4 replies)
... My mom is in a nursing home. It seems like she is being given lots of medication and the latest is Atavan (could be spelled "Ativan")1 mg two times a day. She is now almost comatose. She is drooling, eats next to nothing, can't control her bladder, and is generally a mess. She has been diagnosed as having Alz's but of course no one knows for sure about that. She... (3 replies)
... I've enjoyed reading many of your posts since my first one last week on this board as well as your kind responses. :) The paperwork has been started to transfer my mother to assisted living after her rehab of her broken arm. I got the ball rolling with one of my brothers, who is the POA, and whom I've had to light a fire under. He has been cooperating and I know it's difficult... (6 replies)
... After a stint in a nusing home we finally got her off all meds including Atavan which she was put on without our knowledge and she was placed in another assisted living that had a Alz. division. ... (6 replies)
... allen a few times at the nursing home and one time banged her head and had a bump. The psychologist who assessed her started her on Paxil and she's also getting atavan and another antidepression supposed to be given every 4 hours. ... (8 replies)
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